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. Our editorial team only select opportunities they feel offer a clear benefit to the submitting artists. To recommend an opportunity for listing, please fill in the form in the sidebar. We email around 23,500 art practitioners weekly with selected opportunities.

Exhibition Opportunity

Project Lazaretta

Lazarets used to be quarantine stations, built to prevent plagues from entering the city through people on the ships. What do spaces tell us about the human condition? What unites us with the thousands of people who passed through the Lazarets of the world?

"Project Lazaretta: Digital Stories from the Old and New World" will be completed with the creation of a digital culture platform with art work that draws inspiration from the lazarets of Syros and Corfu, focusing on the modern context of pandemic. Digital artists are encouraged to approach the history of Lazarets and especially those of Syros and Corfu.

150 EUR will be awarded for selected artists

Deadline 15 January 2021

Twitter: @eyeswalkfest
Facebook: @eyeswalk
Apply here

Dreamboys invites applications from artists working in illustration, graphic design, and fine art to design an erotic print.

Selected artists will be invited to contribute to the Dreamboys merchandise range and have their fun erotic design featured on items such as notebooks and bedding. There is a fee of £250 and artists will also be featured across the brand’s social media which has a collective following of over 1 million.

Artists will produce a print that is applicable on merchandise such as clothing, stationery and homewares. Dreamboys is lifestyle brand known for its theatrical shows and associated merchandise range featuring novelty erotic items. Designs should be tongue-in-cheek, kitsch and not too serious!

Deadline 15 January 2021

Twitter: @TheDreamboys
Facebook: @dreamboysuk
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Tulsa Artist Fellowship, located in the heart of Oklahoma’s Green Country, is an initiative of the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF). Using evidence-based practices, GKFF invests in a culturally vibrant and economically robust Tulsa with the belief that a thriving community will afford high quality opportunities for all residents.


  • $40,000 stipend paid over two years
  • Fully subsidized housing for two years in Tulsa's Arts and/or Greenwood Districts that accommodates families, partners and pets (estimated resource value of $18,000)
  • Fully subsidized studio space in Tulsa's Arts and/or Greenwood Districts with access to shared facilities including ceramics studio with kilns, woodshop, media lab, roof terrace, performance rehearsal space and meeting rooms with video/audio capabilities (estimated resource value of $18,000)

Deadline 15 January 2021

Facebook: @tulsaartists
Apply here

Open Call for Projects PDB’21 invites designers and cultural agents to present projects that are able to enrich the reflection on the general theme Alter-Realities: Designing the Present in the areas of exhibitions/installations, interventions/events, collaborations/co-productions, workshops/training, discussion/colloquia, and publishing/editions. The projects to be supported, in a maximum of 10, will autonomously integrate the Satellite Activities programming of the PDB’21 Alter-Realities: Designing the Present and must be held or exhibited during the PDB’21, between June 4th and July 25st, 2021.

A total of €60,000 is available to be allocated between selected projects.

Deadline 17 January 2021
Facebook: @portodesignbiennale
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Social Art Library - an Axis project - is delighted to announce 12 new art writing bursaries for Spring 2021.

In 2018, we launched the first edition of Social Works? Open, a journal dedicated to social practice art, as part of our action research ‘Models of Validation’. This year, we will publish the long-awaited second issue.

Proposals are invited from anyone involved in social practice art, including (but not limited to) artists, participants, producers, commissioners and researchers. Commissions will be remunerated with £500 for long text and word-image commissions and £120 for shorter text.

Deadline 18 January 2021

Twitter: @axisweb
Facebook: @axisweb.org
Apply here

We are seeking to appoint a specialist public art team or producer who can commission and manage artist(s), and the fabrication and installation of their works in Southmere, our first major development in Thamesmead.

The total budget for all fees, fabrication and installation costs is £175,000 + VAT.

Deadline 18 January 2021

Twitter: @ThamesmeadLDN
Facebook: @ThamesmeadLDN
Apply here

Prizes and Awards

Adaptations Award by Artquest

Applications are now open for our new award Adaptations, through this award we want to help artists create sustainable practices that are adaptable to the shifting physical possibilities around public access and opportunities presented as a result. We are interested in the systematic changes possible in an artists’ practice.

This development award offers £3K to support 3 artists to trial new ways of working in an age of physical distancing, travel restrictions, impact on studio working, and new opportunities.

Deadline: 18 January 2021

Facebook: @londonartquest
Apply here


99 UK Art Contest

Undiscovered artists can be part of this exclusive community of 99 World Artists from 33 different countries. 99 World Artists is a social enterprise that was set up to promote diversity & inclusion and to help talented artists living around the world showcase their work across the globe. 99 UKARTCONTEST is a competition to select 2 artists to represent the UK. The contest is open to all emerging artists – amateur, semi-professional or professional, residing in the UK. The scope of the artwork is limited to paintings and drawings only. No entry fees* . The winners get a cash award of £250 each.

Deadline 20 January 2021

Twitter: @99WorldArtists
Facebook: @99WorldArtists
Apply here

Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative will bring together artists who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC) in Canada and the United States to create collaborative projects.

Applications will be reviewed by a jury of professional BIPOC artists. A total of 26 artists (13 artists in Canada and 13 artists in the United States) will be chosen to participate, and each artist will be paired with another artist (1 artist in Canada with 1 artist in the United States).

All chosen artists who complete a collaborative art piece for the project will receive USD $1000, as well as USD $200 for expenses.

Deadline 22 January 2021

Twitter: @DistancingFest
Facebook: @socialdistancingfestival
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The Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) and the Arts Office of Clare County Council are offering an exciting opportunity for an emerging or established artist from any artistic genre. Artists (musicians, visual artists, dancers, writers, performers, etc.) are invited to reflect /respond creatively to the collections and materials that are of relevance or reference County Clare, which are held in the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Selected artists will receive the opportunity to showcase their work, €8,000 for travel support, accommodation, artist fees and project expenses, special access to ITMA research facilities and collections, among other things.

Deadline: 22 January 2021

Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin
Facebook: @ITMADublin
Twitter: @ITMADublin
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Roppongi Art Night Spin-Off Project

Roppongi Art Night is a festival of arts that takes place on the stage of Roppongi City. Due to the COVID crisis, Roppongi Art Night 2020 scheduled for May 2020 was cancelled. However, the Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee has decided to develop a Spin-off Project that will differ from the usual Roppongi Art Night, with the hopes of using the power of art to inject an energy of revitalization into the city, even in these times of the pandemic.

The theme of the event is "Can art energize the town today? Roppongi Art Night Digital "RAN TV" is a platform that runs parallel to the real event in the digital world.

This call to artists is for two categories of work: video artworks that will be included in Roppongi Art Night Digital [RAN TV], and an animated title that will become the face of the digital platform.

The selected artwork will receive a flat fee of 100,000 yen (including tax) as an honorarium.

Deadline: 24 January 2021

Roppongi Art Night, Tokyo
Facebook: @Roppongi Art Night
Twitter: @r_artnight
Apply here

State of Fashion is launching an Open Call for Curators for its 2022 biennial, based in Arnhem, Netherlands. The platform is on the lookout for fresh thinkers with an outspoken view on the challenges the world faces, the necessity for fundamental change, and the role that fashion plays in this transition. For its biennial, State of Fashion is calling out to individuals as well as groups, teams and collectives, with groundbreaking and novel ideas on how to use the cultural and safe space of the biennial to actively challenge and change fashion. The invitation to apply is open to creative practitioners including (but not limited to) designers, artists, researchers, writers, makers and performers.

Deadline 24 January 2021

Twitter: @STOF_NL
Facebook: @stateoffashionNL
Apply here

Artist in Residence

Black British Dance Platform

A collaboration between Serendipity and Dance4, to support and nurture dance artists from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora.

Successful applicants will receive a performance fee of up to £1,500 as well as travel, accommodation and rehearsal space (negotiated) and will have their work showcased as part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2021, in addition to Dance From England development opportunities.

Deadline 25 January 2021

Twitter: @SerendipityInfo
Facebook: @serendipity.ltd
Apply here

Art has a vital role to play in both imagining and building a better future. We’ve launched a competition for artists in the UK to take inspiration from the David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet film!

If you’re in the UK, take part in our competition and you could have your work shown in exhibitions alongside other creatives in front of the public, political leaders, and our business partners – helping audiences to imagine a better world and commit to putting nature at the heart of our decisions. Use your artistic discipline to visualise how we can best live in harmony with our planet and what our rebuilt future could look like. Our confirmed panel of judges includes Greg Bunbury, Judy Ling Wong, and Stacie Woolsey. Entries will close at 5pm on Monday, 25 January 2021.

Deadline: 25 January 2021

Facebook: @wwf_uk
Twitter: @wwf_uk
Apply here

The British Council's Connections Through Culture is back! Arts organisations, artists, cultural professionals and practitioners in the UK and Taiwan can apply for online collaboration grants for art projects to be made from March to September 2021. The value of each grant is set at £3,200.

Deadline 26 January 2021

Twitter: @BritishCouncil
Facebook: @BritishCouncilTaiwan
Apply here

In 2020, the world went into lockdown. A situation of unparalleled proportions in which friends became our lifeline, developing important emotional connections. We learned that social distance does not have to mean emotional isolation. Video calls have now become part of our lives, helping us through crises of all kinds. According to the World Health Organisation, one person takes their own life every 40 seconds. Isolation is a leading reason for suicide. Friendship, togetherness, and connection, therefore, are as vital as ever.

The Friend-Ship Screenshot Competition is here to celebrate family and friends by making a video call. Whether you connect with one or more people, take a screenshot from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Capture the treasured connection between you and the people you call. The most original and fun screenshots will be showcased online in February 2021. ​The winner will be awarded a £500 cash prize.

Deadline 29 January 2021

Youmanity, Online
Facebook: @Youmanity.Today
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Sevenoaks District Council Public Realm Commissioner is seeking an experienced artist/designer to design, install and deliver a new public art at the Marks and Spencer site, located in the heart of Sevenoaks Town, with £17,000 all‐inclusive fee.

Deadline 29 January 2021

Twitter: @SDC_newsdesk
Facebook: @sevenoaksdc
Apply here

We are searching for five participants to feature in a silent short film, exploring their perception of gratitude. The short film will be approximately 15-20 minutes in length and will be accompanied with music by Sohrab Uduman and James Wilson. We actively encourage applications from all, including BME, disabled and LGBTQ+ artists. Open to UK residents.

We will be in contact with all applicants in February 2021 with more information. The film is subject to funding; shortlisted applicants will receive £576 for participating. We expect filming to take place in summer 2021.

Deadline 29 January 2021

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The future redevelopment of a big Avenue in the swiss City of Martigny will start with a competition of four artistic projects. Implemented by the Cultural Service of the City, this call is aimed at artists and artists' collectives wishing to contribute to the cultural heritage of the City by creating a work for the public space.

A total of CHF 100,000 will be allocated for each winning project.

Deadline 31 January 2021

Twitter: @MartignyTourism
Facebook: @martignyartcity
Apply here

Opportunity for UK-based collectives, individuals and organisations to submit proposals of creative ways to initiate a worldwide conversation that engages global youth audiences in response to climate change. The maximum funding available for this work is £25,000 (inclusive of VAT) and applicants must submit a budget breakdown as part of the application.

Deadline 31 January 2021

Twitter: @British_Design
Facebook: @Arts.BritishCouncil
Apply here

Kunstraum Lakeside invites artists and cultural practitioners to participate in its 2021 program with their own “Statement”. We are in search of performative formats that relate to the Kunstraum’s annual topic and experiment with modes of representation in the visual arts, in the context of an institution at the interface between art, science, and technology. Kunstraum Lakeside provides 1000 euros for selected applications per “Statement”, including fees, travel, and accommodation expenses.

Deadline 31 January 2021

Facebook: Kunstraum Lakeside
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Open Call: 2020 North West Graduates

Calling all North West 2020 Graduates! Did you study at a Uni in the North West this year? We're seeking 20 graduates to take part in a Free opportunity to exhibit your work at AIR Gallery, including £100 for each successful applicant and the chance to win prizes and sponsorship.

Deadline 31 January 2021

Twitter: @AIRArtGallery
Facebook: @AIRExhibitions
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The Society of Scottish Artists is delighted to announce a new partnership with Creative Spaces @ Marchmont House, based in the Scottish Borders. This new collaboration will offer a fully funded one month Residency opportunity, to a selected member of the society from any discipline. This residency is open exclusively to members of the Society of Scottish Artists whose work expresses, in some way, the relationship between art, nature and humanity.

Deadline 31 January 2021

Twitter: @SocietyScotArt
Facebook: @SocietyofScottishArtists
Apply here

Yango II is the second edition of the contemporary art biennale in the city of Kinshasa founded in 2014 by artist Kiripi Katembo. Playing with the ambiguities embodied by the idea of “contemporary art,” it supports a plurality of art forms, their polyphonic structures, their mutations, and their colorful ecologies.

Artists who wish to participate are invited to submit an application.

Deadline 31 January 2021

Twitter: @yangobiennale
Facebook: @insideYangoBiennale
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

I Matter Exhibition Opportunity

Black Curator and Artist, Olu Taiwo is seeking innovative and creative responses to the theme of ‘I Matter’, specifically targeting artists and groups from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and communities residing in the UK. He is presenting an exhibition called ‘I Matter’ at Babylon Gallery in Ely, from 9 April – 3 May 2021. Work is sought from approximately 10 – 15 artists that best portray the theme.

Each artist selected for the exhibition at the Babylon Gallery will receive an Exhibition Award or honorarium of £100. There is no fee to submit a response to the open call. The opportunity is open to students, emerging artists and established artists aged 18+.

Deadline: 31 January 2021

Babylon Gallery, Ely
Facebook: Babylon Arts
Twitter: @BabylonArtsEly
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For the 2nd edition of DreamsTimeFree, an annual publication of experimental artists writing published by TACO!, responses are sought against the thematic of Soft Tissue.

All submissions should be sent via email with full contact details and a short CV. Submissions can take the form of written pieces (no more than 2000 words) or text and image pieces of no more than 8 pages. Please send as a pdf or Word doc.

All submissions to be sent electronically to info@taco.org.uk with the subject header ‘Soft Tissue’.

Deadline 1 February 2021

Twitter: @TACO_errr
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EXPERIMENTICA returns in the Autumn of 2021 with a focus on new narratives and alternatives to the status quo; questioning accepted ways of thinking; giving a voice to the underrepresented and challenging existing forms of storytelling – exploring democracy, agency and open authorship.

We know that's a long time to wait which is why we've just announced 3 new commissions for UK based artists who, prior to covid, made Live Art and Performance. Each commission comes with a £1,000 fee.

Deadline 1 February 2021

Twitter: @chaptertweets
Facebook: @chapterarts
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

2021 KCC "Germany X UK Open Call"

The Korean Cultural Centres in Germany and the UK are offering artists an opportunity to exhibit in our gallery spaces. We cordially invite artists to submit their application.

We are looking for the applicants:
- Individuals and groups who have exhibited work more than once either domestically or internationally
- Proposals should incorporate elements of Korean culture, history etc. OR the proposed artist(s) be of Korean heritage

Successful applications will receive up to $800 (or more if a group is selected) in support for transportation, standard class travel expenses, and work materials.

Misc: Promotion, opening ceremony, installation, and de-installation

Deadline: 1 February 2021

Korean Cultural Centre UK (London) and Germany (Berlin)
Facebook: @KCCUK
Twitter: @KCCUK @kulturkorea
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SAC International Curatorial Residency Program 2021 is the residency program at Barcelona’s Sant Andreu Contemporani, in collaboration with Fabra i Coats - Fàbrica de Creació and Institut Ramon Llull, available to international curators. As part of the program, we are announcing an open call for proposals to choose an international curator who will be part of the Miquel Casablancas Prize for the Visual Arts’ jury in 2021, and will later develop a curatorial project with a selection of catalan artists chosen from applicants to the prize.
The project must be presented at the country of residence of the curator or in another international venue that she/he decides. The residency covers the expenses of jurying the prize and for the curatorial proposal (1,700 € subject to applicable taxes), for the production of the exhibition (2,000 € subject to applicable taxes), accommodation and travel.

Deadline 1 February 2021

Facebook: @santandreu.contemporani
Twitter: @SAContemporani
Apply here

Prizes and Awards

Percolate Programme 2020

Siobhan Davies Studios’ Percolate Programme offers flexible support to artists working with dance and choreography across disciplines, formats and contexts.
We are offering:

  • Four awards of £1000 for activity accompanied by some kind of public engagement as part of our programme.
  • Four awards of £500 towards any form of research or development time, with or without public engagement.

All projects will also receive access to our spaces online and at the studios (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) and our organisation’s expertise and support.

Deadline 03 February 2021

Twitter: @siobhandavies
Facebook: @siobhandaviesdance
Apply here

NOoSPHERE Arts’ current presentation platforms include Mothership NYC, a live-work space with a huge outdoor stage. This international community supports and promotes artists across multiple disciplines through residencies, public shows and collaborative opportunities; builds sustainable transnational artist networks; and helps retain creative forces in NYC.

We are pleased to offer the annual NOoSPHERE Arts Residency Award: a month-long residency free of charge to one talented international artist. Selected by a committee of peers, the award winner will spend their time on board Mothership NYC developing a creative project for presentation to the NYC audience under the aegis of NOoSPHERE Arts.

Deadline: 4 February 2021

NOoSPHERE Arts, New York
Facebook: @noospherearts
Twitter: @noospherearts
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

TRACKED & TRACED Exhibition Open Call

Experimentation, provocation, and research are at the heart of Science Gallery Detroit’s values and transdisciplinary programs. The Tracked & Traced exhibition, which opens in September 2021 during the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the United States, will explore the practice and concept of dystopian and utopian aspects of surveillance, through the lens of artists, designers, computer scientists, engineers, young people, and more. Your proposal could be a new or existing artwork, performance, workshop, digital intervention, research project, virtual reality game, or other activity. We strongly recommend that you keep our target audience of young people aged 15-25 years in mind and consider including interactive or participatory elements.

As a guide, the majority of our projects are funded up to around $3000 USD which includes all artist fees, materials, equipment, shipping, and travel. We enthusiastically welcome proposals that come in below that budget.

Deadline 5 February 2021

Twitter: @scigallerydet
Facebook: @SciGalleryDet
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(1) Locust Projects invites local, national, and international artists to apply for the opportunity to access the space and resources to create ambitious, large-scale new work in our 1,500 sq ft MAIN GALLERY gallery. Locust Projects provides selected artists with curatorial guidance, production budget, artist WAGE fee, documentation, and an opportunity to stay in the Locust Projects residency house located a block away.

(2) Locust Projects invites local, national, and international artists to apply for the opportunity to access the space and resources to create ambitious, large-scale new work in our 400 sq ft PROJECT ROOM. Proposals are reviewed by a rotating jury comprised of local, national and international artists that have previously exhibited at Locust Projects and one local curator. Locust Projects provides selected artists with curatorial guidance, production budget, artist WAGE fee, documentation, and an opportunity to stay in the Locust Projects residency house located a block away.

Deadline: 6 February 2021

Locust Projects, Miami
Facebook: @locustprojects
Twitter: @locustprojects
Apply to the Main Gallery Open Call
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Royal Docks Team are inviting Expressions of Interest for an ambitious, live performance commission for family audiences in the Royal Docks in Autumn 2021.

This opportunity is open to arts organisations/artists/partnerships with a strong track record of delivering ambitious live performance-based projects that include participation.

Projects can be developed in partnership, the lead organisation must be based in the U.K. Projects can involve any artform, or across artforms, so long as the event is performed live, to a live, family audience.

Up to 3 EOIs will be shortlisted to take part in paid R&D (£5,000 per organisation / partnership) during February / March to work up full-scale proposals. The budget for the final commission is up to £200,000.

Deadline 10 February 2021

Twitter: @YourRoyalDocks
Facebook: @yourroyaldocks
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Artichoke, the producers of extraordinary large-scale events, have launched a £50,000 nationwide commissioning scheme for new works for the UK's leading light art event. Six awards will be made, with the works to be shown alongside those of internationally-renowned artists at Lumiere, which is commissioned by Durham County Council and takes place in Durham from Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 November 2021. The commissioning scheme is open to creative individuals currently living in the UK who are aged 18 or older and have a bright idea that will transform Durham’s urban landscape using the medium of light.

The six winners will receive between £1,000 and up to £7,000 to cover the creation of their work, alongside mentoring to make their ideas a reality.

Deadline: 11 February 2021

Artichoke, London
Facebook: @artichoketrust
Twitter: @artichoketrust
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ArtWorks would like to invite artists with learning disabilities to apply to our first yearly arts competition and exhibition, ArtWorks Together. Taking place annually between March and May and will showcase and celebrate the work of artists with learning disabilities across the globe.

Cash prizes, art supplies and exhibition opportunites are to be won.

Deadline 12 February 2021

Twitter: @ArtworksSY
Facebook: @ArtworksSouthYorkshire
Apply here

We are looking for videos which are at the intersection of bad art, bad painting and bad cinema. We propose to study extreme forms of video art and single out certain video art works as bad videos or "B-videos".

Deadline 14 February 2021

Twitter: @video_bad
Facebook: @badvideoart
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Bagri Foundation is looking to commission three new animations by artists from Asia and the Diaspora (including Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East), inspired by the I Ching, or the Book of Changes.

The selected artists will receive an honorarium of £3000 each (inclusive of taxes and expenses) for the preparation and delivery of the digital contribution.

Deadline: 15 February 2021

Bagri Foundation, London
Facebook: @bagrifoundation
Twitter: @bagrifoundation
Apply here

If you’re having to adapt to new ways of working, playing, or visiting museums, our friends at Zipcar for Business are here to help. Members can use their 3000 vehicles to get across town on their own terms, when they need to, all via their app. Claim your year’s free business membership (worth £99), up to 29% off driving rates and £60 credit today. They’ll help you get your business moving. More information for ArtRabbit users here.

OVER Journal is a new periodical publication and online platform that proposes to its readers a deep, honest, critical and edifying experience of Photography and Visual Culture.
The editorial team of OVER Journal welcomes submissions of essays by any individuals or collaborators engaged in critical and cultural inquiry that address key issues around Photography and Visual Culture, including those deriving from other disciplines and interests. We are particularly interested in papers that aim to bring attention to critical positions or debates that can benefit and bring about social change, open new cultural dialogues, or reimagine new futures for Photography.

Deadline 28 February 2021

OVER Journal
Facebook: @overjournal.org
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SAM Residencies is now accepting applications for the 2021 cycle for three residencies – the Artist Residency; Community & Education Residency; and Curatorial & Research Residency. Selected residents will be hosted in Singapore between July 2021 and March 2023, for a period of between one and six months.

Deadline 28 February 2021

Twitter: @SgArtMuseum
Facebook: @singaporeartmuseum
Apply here

After a 2020 edition under the sign of Biodiversity, the COAL Prize dedicates its 2021 edition to the crucial issue of forests at the center of the climate crisis and ecological transition. Faced with a situation as complex as it is urgent, the COAL Prize 2021 once again invites artists from around the world to mobilize and reveal a world still alive, to feel and experience the ecological balance of forests, to promote the diversity of beings and cultures that inhabit them, to revive their ancestral knowledge and give birth to new ones, to nourish the movements of resilience they inspire, and above all, to act with the protectors of nature.

The winner of the COAL Prize will be awarded 10,000 euros by the François Sommer Foundation and COAL. This sum is divided into a cash prize and a production aid for the artist residency offered by the Museum of Hunting and Nature at the Belval Domaine, property of the François Sommer Foundation.

Deadline 01 March 2021

Twitter: @coalparis
Facebook: @coalparis
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Spring Open 2021

The Absent Gallery launches it’s 3rd Open Call for artists to exhibit in this carefully curated virtual and interactive exhibition. Created by artist John Gammans, The Absent Gallery offers exhibition opportunities to fellow artists despite restrictions resulting from the pandemic. The “Spring Open 2021” has no specific theme and we are inviting submissions from artists of any discipline to submit up to 6 artworks for consideration for this virtual exhibition. There is no charge for submissions and we take 0% commission on any sales. Visitors to the exhibition can move around the environment freely and see work up close, also they can view/trial hang each piece of artwork on the walls of their own home via augmented reality by just using their mobile device.
Full detail visit our website.

Deadline 1 March 2021

Twitter: @AbsentGallery
Facebook: @TheAbsentGallery
Apply here

This is a call for artists interested in applying for a visual public art commission being offered by Cornwall Council for Kresen Kernow, the new archive centre in Redruth.

The commission is worth £35,000. This will cover artist fees and all expenses connected to the realisation of the project. It will run from May 2021 and will be unveiled to the public on St Piran’s Day, 5 March 2022.

Deadline 1 March 2021

Facebook: @feast.cornwall
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The City of Culver City will implement a permanent Public Art Program for the Washington/National TOD (Transit Oriented Development) District. The Washington National TOD Gateway Public Art Program will inspire artists in the creation of world-class, aesthetically rigorous artwork(s) that respond to the natural, cultural, and infrastructural resources present at the site.

Questions concerning this RFQual should be submitted by e-mail to Dyson & Womack at info at dysonwomack dot com by Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM (PST). RFQual Documents and Resources can be accessed here.

Deadline: 4 March 2021

The City of Culver City, Culver City, CA
Facebook: @dysonwomack
Twitter: @dysonwomack
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Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at their 209th Exhibition 2021.
The RI seeks the best in contemporary watercolour and watermedia painting. Acceptable media: Watercolour or water-soluble mediums including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (excluding water-soluble oils) painted on paper or paper bRoyal Institute of Painters in Water Coloursased support.
The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists. It presents the opportunity to exhibit at a prestigious gallery in the heart of London alongside well-established artists and have your work seen by thousands of visitors, including buyers and collectors.

Entry fee: £18 per work (or £12 per work for artists aged 35 or under)

Deadline 5 March 2021

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
Facebook: @mallgalleries
Twitter: @mallgalleries
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Prizes and Awards | Sponsored

BBA Artist Prize 2021

BBA Artist Prize awards talented artists, irrespective their age, medium, nationality, career path or education and gives them a greater opportunity to be seen. That’s why BBA brings an international, professional jury in each year to look at submissions. It’s a democratic process which allows each artistic voice to be heard, so apply now! All shortlisted artists get to exhibit at Kühlhaus Berlin during Berlin Gallery Weekend 2021. The winner receives a solo show and a cash prize of 1000 €.

Submission fee: 29€

Deadline 15 March 2021

BBA Gallery
Facebook: @bba.gallery.berlin
Twitter: @bba_gallery
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