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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The Ballad of Peckham Rye Commission: Hello Nature

Updated: 14 September 2021

Hello Nature is a series of artist-led commissions and workshops that aim to provide greater opportunities for people to engage with the natural environment. We are inviting artists to engage with ideas of ecology and sustainable food production, growing and cultivating plants, particularly within an urban environment. We are interested to hear ideas you might have for one-off workshop sessions and/or small-scale artistic interventions that could relate to activities aiming to; share practical skills; engage people through discussion; explore opportunities for co-production; make and/or present new work within this specific context. The project is being delivered in partnership with The Ballad of Peckham Rye, a not-for-profit contemporary art commissioning organisation, Action For Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL), an organisation established to support asylum seekers, vulnerable migrants and refugees in south east London and One Tree Hill Allotment Society, a member run community allotment.

Eligibility: 3 x early-career artists

What you get: Art fee of £200 (plus travel expenses up to £50 and materials agreed in advance)

Deadline 26 September 2021

The Ballad of Peckham Rye


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Guest Art Facilitators at Breakdown Bolton C.I.C.

Updated: 23 September 2021

We are looking for art facilitators with a background in art to help run our workshops

Eligibility: Open to all types of art and experience level

What you get: Starting rate between £40-£60 per workshop (however this is dependent on experience and will be discussed at interview), training

Deadline 27 September 2021

Breakdown Bolton C.I.C.

Artist in Residence

Readers in Residence Call Out

Updated: 14 September 2021

Metal is delighted to announce a call-out for its Readers in Residence programme, in response to the Radical Reading Room, a new collaborative project opening up local public spaces and providing a wealth of educational tools which will be a catalyst for creative thinkers and critical minds. We are commissioning 6 Readers in Residence for local and national artists, activists, academics, writers, collectives and collaborators at any stage of their career. Each Reader will be awarded £1,000 fee, and a £1,000 programming pot. A further stipend for travel and accommodation will be made available for those living outside of the local area. A minimum of two live events will be programmed around the themes or topics of the books, as well as spending a minimum of 7 days in the Reading Room. When crafting ideas for events how can we engage new audiences with complex concepts and challenging ideas?

Eligibility: The offer is open to artists, activists, academics, writers, collectives and collaborators at any stage of their career within the UK.

What you get: Each reader will be awarded a fee of £1000, plus a £1000 programming pot, access to the Reading Room, Metal's resources and the resources of Pluto Press and The Left Book Club.

Deadline 29 September 2021

Metal Culture

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Exhibit your work at Lilith- Defiance, Persecution and Equality

Updated: 23 September 2021

"Lilith- Defiance, Persecution and Equality" is an exhibition planned for May 2022. The exhibition aims to provide a platform for dialogue between Jewish and Muslim artists around the common theme of feminism and persecution. The works are inspired by or refer to the story of Lilith, an ambiguous figure from Mesopotamian myth. She is a symbol of all people who have been rejected and punished for being true to their nature. In modern culture, she embodies unbridled freedom and feminism.

Eligibility: Jewish and Muslim (ethnic or religious) artists that identify as FLINTA* (female-identifying, transgender, non-binary, queer). Open to all ages

What you get: 250 Euros if the funding gets granted

Deadline 30 September 2021

Rose Magee

Screening Opportunity

CUVO Videoart Festival - Open Call 2021

Updated: 19 July 2021

Since its outset, CUVO has aimed to give a wide and transversal gaze about the problems of our present through contemporary art.

Now, Until SEPTEMBER 30th the itinerant videoart festival, CUVO, launches its call to make a selection of the eight most innovative audiovisual creations at an international level.

For this sixth edition we want to ponder about how the idea of paradise has changed in the times we live in. Has it definitely disappeared? Or we can still design new liquid typologies from which to configure a new idea of community?

Eligibility: No age required. We are open to any type of videocreation, regardless of its technique, genre or register.

What you get: The selected display to be part of this festival, as well as other related activities, will be exposed from January 4th to January 9th, 2022, at the Experimental Space 'Art Room' (Madrid). Afterwards the selected display will tour itinerant-wise to a variety of spaces placed at institutions related to artistic exposition and outreach, even public or private. In case the agreements with the organizations ends up with a economic compensation, the money received will be destined to cover the expenses from the diffusion, diets of the organisers and coordinators, and also to pay the CACHE among the selected artists, which always will be the 50% of the stablished CANON.

Deadline 30 September 2021

CUVO Festival, Madrid


Historic Houses Art Competition

Updated: 03 August 2021

A new competition has been launched asking artists and the general public to respond to some the UK’s finest historic estates through visual art.

Historic Houses, the UK’s largest body representing independently owned historic houses and gardens, has announced the launch of a new competition this summer, inviting submissions of artworks inspired by historic estates. From Thomas Sandy’s 18th Century prints of Harewood House to Ai Weiwei’s Gilded Cage at Blenheim Palace, artists have been inspired to respond to Britain’s extraordinary heritage for centuries. And now the organisation representing 1,500 of Britain’s historic estates is asking the public to get inspired too.

Through either painting, printmaking, photography or drawing, entrants are being asked to respond to these ancient houses and gardens in a two dimensional medium and in a way that best expresses their interest and fascination with their chosen subject. Entries may simply be straight depictions of their chosen subject or respond more poetically to a lesser seen or known part of the house, such as a character from the house’s past, or an object that excites childhood memories

Eligibility: The competition is open to anyone, including Historic Houses members, and to people of all age groups and locations.

What you get: The winner of the Historic Houses Summer Competition will be given an overnight stay for two at The Rag, one of London’s leading members clubs, as well as vouchers for Historic Houses tours and for the purchase of art and crafts books with Search Press. The Rag Club offer includes a champagne reception, a three-course dinner, a continental breakfast, and special guided tour of London with lunch at The Ribbons Bar & Terrace.

Deadline 30 September 2021

Historic Houses, Warwick House, London, UK

Birmingham City Council is seeking an experienced arts producer (freelancer, collective or organisation) to work with the Alexander Stadium Redevelopment Project Team. The producer will be responsible for shortlisting a range of artists and appointing an experienced artist/s for what could be a range of site-specific place-sensitive public art commissions.

The commissioning theme is to reflect and celebrate the Stadium’s social, cultural and sporting heritage, it’s significance as a landmark venue in the lead up to, during and beyond the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and celebrate the role sport and culture play in bringing communities together.

Contract to run from asap 2021 with artwork/s to be installed (depending on the nature of the artwork) Spring/Summer 2022.

For a tender brief, supporting documents and further information please contact or The Stadium scheme can be seen here - Planning Home ( 2019/07968/PA.
Online interviews will be held Wednesday 13th October 2021.

Eligibility: Birmingham City Council is particularly interested in receiving expressions of interest from individuals and organisations experienced in managing complex Public Realm / Public Art design programmes, shortlisting, appointing/ commissioning artists working in public realm contexts and who are able to demonstrate a meaningful connection with Perry Barr, and Birmingham.

What you get: up to £10,000 producer fee, Total art commissioning budget: £90,000.

Deadline 30 September 2021

Birmingham City Council

Artist in Residence

Digital Residencies Open Call

Updated: 14 September 2021

IMT is inviting applications from artists working in multimedia art practices to join our new Digital Residencies programme.

Eligibility: The open call is open to all multimedia artists and free to apply.

What you get: Digital Residencies is an experimental project which works with audience subscriptions, with proceeds shared between residency artists and IMT (through our non-profit status). The residency will allow an open studio approach, giving artists the opportunity to talk about their practice “behind the scenes” to subscribers as well as access to the inner workings of a contemporary art gallery in London. The artists will be supported over the course of the project with skillshares. This includes mentoring in the development of their work by curators Dr Kirsten Cooke and Dr Mark Jackson, and in professional practice, with an emphasis on social media marketing with Director Lindsay Friend.

Deadline 01 October 2021


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Dek Unu Magazine Call for Submissions - November 2021 Edition

Updated: 14 September 2021

Unique international print and online journal of fine art photography calls for submissions for its November 2021 edition. Extended portfolio, artist image commentaries, and an in-depth interview in every issue. Dek Unu provides respectful and respectable publication and promotion opportunities to artists of all career stages and pedigrees. Please see the guidelines on the site.

Eligibility: International, 18+ years old.

What you get: Respectful and respectable publication and promotion in print and online with wide distribution via email, web, and social media. Print sales profits for the publication month are split 50-50 with each month's featured artist.

Deadline 01 October 2021

Dek Unu Magazine

Artist in Residence

Horatio's Garden Creatives Open Call

Updated: 14 September 2021

We’re looking for a wide range of creative people to join us to bring an exciting range of activities and workshops to suit patients of all ages and backgrounds in the garden at The Scottish National Spinal Unit, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

Eligibility: Any creatives that are based in or near Glasgow

What you get: We will post your work on our website and social media, this is open to creatives offering their time voluntarily as well as those who want to charge a fee.

Deadline 01 October 2021

Horatio's Garden

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VOGUE III. Boomer Gallery Exhibition and Sales Opportunity

Updated: 17 September 2021

As some of you might know, every time an exhibition is very successful, we will have multiple editions with the same theme, and for our next show, we have “VOGUE”-Third Edition. The first two editions have been mind-blowing from all points of view, and the third and last one might be the best of this exhibition series as we are hosting this event in our newly open gallery space in Tower Bridge London. This exhibition aims to find out what is the current trend in contemporary art and how each artist feels is the right approach to a successful career. This Exhibition Will Take Place At Our Newly Opened Space In Tower Bridge. The new space is located in Tower bridge, one of the most iconic places globally and the most visited place in the whole UK.

Eligibility: To apply for “VOGUE” simply email us 3 images of your work (3 different works) Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price and a short bio, no more than 150 words at Eligible media but not limited to painting | sculpture | photography | digital art | Installation | video | prints | textile | illustrations.

What you get: Exhibition and sales opportunity at our newly opened space in Tower Bridge

Fee: Making a submission is absolutely free, but we charge a £165 fee for each participating artist as we only charge 15% sales commission. That includes: printed catalogs | admin | graphic designer | champagne | caviar | professional photographer | hostess | security | bartender.

Deadline 02 October 2021

Boomer Gallery

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Future Focus Open Call

Updated: 14 September 2021

FORMAT in partnership with Derby’s art centre QUAD is delighted to announce this year’s Future Focus Open Call.

The Future Focus Open Call is aimed at art graduates, from all artistic disciplines – photography, fine art, contemporary art, illustration, graphic design, animation, performance, installation, sculpture, film, and moving image.

Submissions to the Future Focus Open Call are free. A longlist of approximately 100 artists will be selected by the FORMAT and QUAD curatorial team and our prestigious jury: Abbas Zahedi, The White Pube, Lucy Sollitt, Maitreyi Maheshwari, Jamila Prowse and Saziso Phiri will make the final selection of winning submissions.

Eligibility: national and international BA Degree students who have graduated from a UK University in 2020 and 2021 – during the Covid-19 pandemic – and were unable to exhibit their final work, or were limited in opportunities to show their work.

What you get: Five artists will be selected to exhibit their work in Derby’s QUAD gallery by the FORMAT and QUAD curatorial team and a jury of industry experts.

Deadline 02 October 2021

FORMAT Festival

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Don Bachardy Fellowship

Updated: 14 September 2021

The Don Bachardy Fellowship invites a gifted and dedicated post-graduate artist from outside the UK to study at the Royal Drawing School during the Summer Term and to experience the cultural life of London. To assist with travel and accommodation costs, the Fellow will be awarded a $5,000 stipend. Artists applying for the fellowship should show evidence of observational drawing in their practice. The purpose of the fellowship is to help support an emerging artist and to nurture drawing as their foundation skill.

Eligibility: Postgraduate international artists from outside the UK.

What you get: Full funded $5,000 stipend, full term at the Royal Drawing School, shared studio space in London, tutorials.

Deadline 04 October 2021

Royal Drawing School


AR Artist Commission: We AR Windermere Jetty Museum

Updated: 26 August 2021

We are looking for a digitally literate artist who is committed, challenged and curious to co-create accessible and meaningful work to help us deliver our new Augmented Reality venture We AR Windermere Jetty Museum at Lakeland Arts.

We AR Windermere Jetty Museum is a simple, innovative idea which lends itself well to the medium of an augmented reality experience on hand-held devices via an app.

Interactive, informative, playful and/or participatory in approach, the work will activate the site. The ambition is to create a site-specific AR work that will appeal to a wide range of audiences and increase our understanding of how digital can encourage new audiences, increase activity, lengthen dwell time and the resulting cultural impact and visitor appeal of the site and collection.

Eligibility: We are looking for a digitally literate artist who is committed, challenged and curious to co-create accessible and meaningful work to help us deliver our new Augmented Reality venture.

What you get: £9000 artist fee available

Deadline 06 October 2021

Lakeland Arts

Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard-sized images created by local, national and international artists. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity."

Eligibility: Any adult or student, international

What you get: The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota and will be displayed from January 19 – April 10, 2022. Awards are given for "Best-in-Show Adult," "Best-in-Show Student," and "People's Choice" categories totaling $3000.

Deadline 06 October 2021

Embracing Our Differences, Sarasota, Florida, USA

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2021 Foundwork Artist Prize

Updated: 08 June 2021

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award started in 2019 to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists working in any media. The deadline to register for the 2021 prize is October 10.

This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. The honorees and three shortlisted artists will also be interviewed in the Foundwork Dialogues program to further public engagement with their practices.

The jury for the 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize includes leading international curators, gallerists, educators, and artists:

  • Vanessa Carlos, Founder, Carlos/Ishikawa Gallery, London; Founder, CONDO international gallery collaborative
  • Qu Chang, Independent Curator and Art Historian, Hong Kong and Shenzhen; former Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong
  • Bridget Donahue, Owner and Director, Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York
  • Cédric Fauq, Curator, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Incoming Chief Curator, CAPC Musée, Bordeaux
  • Thomas Lawson, Artist; Dean of the School of Art, CalArts, Valencia; Editor-in-Chief, East of Borneo
  • Thiago de Paula Souza, Independent Curator, São Paulo; Co-Curator, 2021 Frestas Triennial of Arts, Sorocaba, Brazil; curatorial team, 10th Berlin Biennale

Foundwork membership costs $4 per month and can be canceled at any time. To be eligible for the 2021 prize, artists will need to have a profile on the Foundwork website, with at least 6 artworks published on their profile page, throughout the selection period: 5:00 pm PT, October 10, 2021 through 5:00 pm PT, November 30, 2021. Visit to register.

Eligibility: The Foundwork Artist Prize is open to artists residing in any location worldwide with limited exceptions. Artists should see the FAQ and Prize Rules on Foundwork for instructions, terms and conditions. If you have further questions, please email

What you get out of it: Two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. The honorees and three shortlisted artists will also be interviewed in the Foundwork Dialogues program to further public engagement with their practices.

Deadline 10 October 2021


Foundwork is a platform for artists to introduce their work to people across the contemporary art community. Our purpose is to support access and discourse between artists, curators, gallerists, and collaborators, wherever they are based.


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School Programme Coordinator at Artists in Residence (AiR)

Updated: 21 September 2021

Full-time position, mainly in the Wembley office. Manage the development and delivery of the AiR school residency and community programmes in particular London boroughs with an aim of creating opportunities for young people in these areas to engage with high-quality arts experiences. The post-holder is responsible for the successful design, delivery and evaluation of the core programme of schools residencies and other special community projects by liaising with teachers, schools, artists and cultural organisations.

What you get: Salary £25,000, Inclusive Inner London weighting). Fixed-term until October 2022 with the possibility of extension.

Deadline 10 October 2021

Artists in Residence (AiR), London

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Enclave Land Art Artistic Residency 2021

Updated: 26 August 2021

Enclave Land Art and the Vall de Gallinera council (Alicante, Spain) with the support of Cultura Resident from Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana and the Direcció General del Cultura i Patrimoni de la Generalitat Valenciana, are glad to announce the open call for the Third Edition of the Enclave Land Art Residency.

Submissions should focus on the dialogue between human beings and nature to create an artistic Land Art itinerary in the area.

We will select seven projects that will be developed and produced in the natural environment during the two weeks of the Art Residency, sharing experiences and a common goal.

All projects must take into consideration people's interest in contemporary arts, aiming to give greater value to the area of Vall de Gallinera, promoting a deep and permanent conscience about the historical, cultural and traditional aspects of the territory through a dialogue between art and nature.

Eligibility: Installation, land art, photography, anthropology, research, sculpture, performance and any other artistic manifestation or line of work in which the artist-territory-nature dialogue can be found within the specific nature of the environment in which the work will be developed and of the proposed idea. Open to artists of any age and nationality.

What you get: • The organisers will cover the travel costs from/to the original country with up to 200€ and can provide an acceptance letter to the artists to apply for other grants in their country to cover any extra expenses they might incur. • Individual grants of *600€ - V.A.T. included. • A shared workspace and up to 300€ for materials according to the characteristics of the proposal, previously approved by the Enclave production Team. • Accommodation in a shared house with the possibility of a double shared room. • Meals will be provided. Artists must inform the organisers about any special diet, allergies, intolerances, veganism, etc. • One assistant could be provided if required for the execution of a project. A request with an explanation must be made for the organisers who will consider case by case.

Deadline 10 October 2021

Enclave Land Art

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The Mental Canvas $100K Challenge

Updated: 26 July 2021

Mental Canvas, Inc. is a software technology company whose unique platform has reimagined drawing for the digital age by enabling creations that can be experienced outside the confines of a page or a single moment in time. Mental Canvas picks up where pen and paper leave off, taking drawing to a place it's never been. Now, we're calling on creatives to join us in redefining what it means to draw. With $100K in prizes and 18 winners, we're looking for the most impressive and imaginative scenes created with Mental Canvas Draw™.

Eligibility: The competition is international, open to ages 13+.

What you get: The total ARV (approximate retail value) of all prizes is $100,000 (USD). There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for the grand prize along with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each of the 5 categories (18 prizes in total).

Deadline 11 October 2021

Mental Canvas Inc.

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Exhibition Opportunity for Artists from Richmond Borough

Updated: 14 September 2021

Orleans House Gallery is inviting submissions from artists living or working in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames for our November open call exhibition – Breaking Ground. Running alongside Richmond Literature Festival, Orleans House Gallery will curate an exhibition of work by local artists responding to the same stimulus as this year’s festival – ‘how we can build a better world that is more sustainable, more inclusive and more equal?’. The exhibition will run in the Stables Gallery at Orleans House Gallery from 6-21 November.

Eligibility: Artists based within the London borough of Richmond upon Thames

What you get: Selected applicants will get to exhibit artwork as part of a group exhibition. The show will give artists the opportunity to sell their exhibited work (at 40% commission).

Deadline 11 October 2021

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council Arts Service - Orleans House Gallery

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$500 Grant for Visual Artists by Artist Grant

Updated: 11 August 2021

Artist Grant provides quarterly grants to support visual artists.

Eligibility: International artists aged 18+

What you get: $500 grant to one visual artist, and $100 each, and promotion on our website and social media to two runners-up.

Fee: $25 USD

Deadline 15 October 2021

Artist Grant


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Norfolk Way Art Trail Commissions

Updated: 23 September 2021

Norfolk County Council (UK) is looking to award five commissions of up to £60,000 for dynamic new artworks to form the Norfolk Way Art Trail, a brand new outdoor public art trail spanning 250 miles of Norfolk, England.

Design a multi-sensory, accessible public artwork that will engage local communities, reveal hidden stories and inspire visitors to explore the county between off-peak season October-March. There are five locations to choose from, you can submit up to two ideas and the opportunity is open to artists WORLDWIDE. Please follow the website link for full briefs and short films about each location, FAQS and access/application support workshops.

Eligibility: Open to all artists, designers, architects, engineers, technicians and collaborators worldwide.

What you get: Commissions of up to £60,000. Mentorship, technical and budget support from the Creative Giants team. Peer support sessions with other commissioned artists.

Deadline 20 October 2021

Norfolk County Council and Creative Giants

The City of Gothenburg invites artists and artist groups to participate in the international selective tendering process for one of the biggest infrastructure and urban development projects in the history of the city: the West Link. Two new public artworks are going to be created for the urban spaces around Haga Station and Korsvägen Station.

Practicing artists can apply to be considered for the commission to create site-specific, permanent works of art in the urban spaces around Haga Station and Korsvägen Station in conjunction with the construction of the West Link project.

Eligibility: Digital Artists and Musicians who have the means and experience to produce high quality videos and sound.

What you get: The six artists or artist groups who are invited to develop concept proposals will each receive compensation of 126,500 SEK (VAT exclusive). Each of the two artists who are ultimately awarded commissions will be given a 5,500,000 SEK (VAT exclusive) production budget to execute their artworks. Note that there is no compensation for submitting Expressions of Interest.

Deadline 20 October 2021

The City of Gothenburg



Updated: 31 August 2021

The LOEWE FOUNDATION has opened the call for entries to the fifth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship.

The LOEWE FOUNDATION seeks to recognise uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision, technical skill and determination to innovate will set new standards for the future of craft. The winning works will be featured in an exhibition and accompanying catalogue in Seoul in Spring 2022.

Applications are accepted from 20 July 2021 to 25 October 2021.

Eligibility: All participants must be professional artisans of 18 years or older at the time of the submission of entries. Entries may be made by an individual or collective (as a ‘group submission’). Businesses and mercantile companies of any kind are excluded. All nationalities are welcome.

What you get: The Prize for the winning piece of work is fifty thousand euros (50,000 euros). The winning entry can be made up of either one single piece of work or one series of works. The Prize for the works awarded with a Special Mention is five thousand euros (5,000 euros), regardless of the number of Special Mentions granted. Prizes will be subject to the withholding of the corresponding Spanish personal income tax (Impuesto sobre la Renta de las Personas Físicas, IRPF) in accordance with current legislation in Spain. The works created by the Winner and Finalists will be included in the exhibition ‘LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022’ (herein after ‘the Exhibition’) and its accompanying catalogue, on view in Seoul in the spring of 2022 or any other location that LOEWE FOUNDATION may deem appropriate.

Deadline 25 October 2021


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Updated: 20 May 2021

PULPO GALLERY is now accepting submissions for its 2022 OPEN CALL SOLO SHOW. Entries need to be submitted via Instagram and the winner will receive an all expenses paid solo show at PULPO GALLERY in 2022.

Entries can take any form of 2-dimensional (such as paintings) or 3-dimensional (such as sculptures) art and need to be submitted via Instagram.

Deadline 31 October 2021

Pulpo Gallery, Murnau am Staffelsee, Germany

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apexart's NYC Open Call for Exhibition Proposals and up to $10k budget

Updated: 15 September 2021

apexart's NYC Open Call Invites Group Exhibition Proposals in October for 2022-2023 Season.

apexart's Open Calls are opportunities for artists, curators, and other professionals to turn their curatorial idea into an apexart exhibition, combined with inviting apexart's international community to determine our programming through an online jury process collectively. Winning proposals become part of apexart's next exhibition season and receive funding and staff support. apexart is not a granting organization-all exhibitions are part of apexart's programming.

Eligibility: Anyone can apply

What you get: The five winning proposals will each receive an exhibition budget of $10,000, staff support, and be part of apexart's 2022-2023 exhibition season.

Deadline 31 October 2021


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The BARON Book Prize 2021

Updated: 20 September 2021

The BARON Book Prize is an annual prize, which recognises book projects from emerging artists and image-makers who have created projects investigating gender, sex, sexuality and identity politics.

BARON was launched in 2011, stocked worldwide in 26 different markets, many of our books are in collections, including the book collections at MoMA, NYC and The LUMA Foundation.

Eligibility: Submissions are open to all artists and image-makers, working in any medium and from anywhere in the world, over the age of 18.

What you get: The winner will receive the opportunity to work with BARON in publishing their book project. The winners will be announced in December 2021, and their book published as part of BARON’S summer 2022 catalogue, with global distribution.

Fee: £20

Deadline 31 October 2021

Baron Books

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LGBT History Month Exhibition Opportunity by The Hive

Updated: 23 September 2021

This upcoming LGBT History Month February 2022, we would like to offer our gallery space to an artist to create a solo show of artworks that explore the history of the LGBT community in some way. We are particularly keen to hear from local LGBT artists, young people, and other under-represented groups.

Our vision at The Hive is thriving, creative communities and we support exhibitions of interesting and inspiring visual artwork encouraging local engagement. We do not expect payment for exhibiting artwork in our gallery, only the contribution of an accompanying activity to better understand you and your artistic practice, which could take the form of an artist talk, exhibition tour or creative workshop.

Eligibility: All artforms, ages and levels of expertise welcome, though we are particularly keen to hear from local LGBT artists, young people, and other under-represented groups.

What you get: Networking, marketing, representation, exhibition opportunity

Deadline 01 November 2021

The Hive

For more information or to apply please contact The Hive at tom (at) hiveonline (dot) org (dot) uk

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Silence Awareness Existence, Thematic residency program in Finland, Winter 2022

Updated: 15 September 2021

A thematic residency program in Finland for artists and creative minds, engaged in the theme on various fields. The program brings together international artists and professionals from different backgrounds. Artistic, scientific, meditative and existentialistic approaches are all equally embraced.

Taking place at the heart of the Northern winter, the conditions are excellent for concentrating intensively on your work, thinking and being, as well as for sharing experiences and ideas with other, similarly oriented minds. There is no pressure to have a concrete productive outcome, in case your focus is more in inner development, self-reflection and research. All participation in group activities is voluntary.

Eligibility: We are looking for emerging and professional artists, creatives and interesting individuals from diverse fields and backgrounds. In the selection process, an emphasis is put on applicant’s approach and suitability to the program theme. We value authenticity and tenacity. You must be at least 23 or older to apply.

What you get: 1 or 2 months residency

Fee: EUR 1,170.00

Deadline 04 November 2021

Arteles Creative Center


Inspiring London through Culture Commission

Updated: 02 June 2021

The City Corporation is one of the UK’s major funders of culture and heritage and directly supports a range of institutions and activities in these fields. It also recognises and welcomes the wide range of organisations, large and small, who further enrich the Square Mile’s cultural offer and who may benefit from additional support or sponsorship to help initiatives to develop.

This programme is now open for applications. The deadline is on 5 November 2021 for the applications to be considered in January 2022.

Eligibility: Registered charity • Registered Community Interest Company • Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation • Charitable company (incorporated as a not-for-profit) • Exempt or excepted charity • Registered charitable industrial and provident society or charitable cooperative (Bencom) • Constituted voluntary organisation

What you get: This funding theme has a modest amount of funding and so large projects are beyond its scope. It is anticipated that individual grants will not exceed £10,000.

Deadline 05 November 2021

The City of London Corporation (CoLC)

Writing / Publishing Opportunity

Arrhythmia – a new Book Works open submission series guest-edited by Katrina Palmer

Updated: 31 August 2021

Guest-edited by artist Katrina Palmer, Arrhythmia is a new series that offers an opportunity for artists and writers whose work explores ideas of being out of joint with the predominant social order, whether through disrupted trajectories, physical displacement, or political dissonance. We are particularly interested in experimental work that articulates a discontinuous sense of identity, and writing, or the combination of writing and images in which the rhythm of the text is self-consciously questioned.

Three proposals will be selected for publication from this open submission. Arrhythmia follows previous series commissioned from open call, including: Semina, G.S.O.H The Rest is Dark, The Rest is Dark, Common Objectives, Contact and our most recent open submissions series, Interstices, guest edited by Bridget Penney.

Eligibility: Work can be submitted from UK and internationally based individuals, groups or collectives, in English language only. We are interested in submissions from artists and writers often unrecognised by mainstream institutions, and in particular those from the African Diaspora, liberation groups or whose minority identity has historically marginalised them.

What you get: Book Works will offer a fee to the three commissioned artists or writers of £1,250. There will also be a small budget allocated for expenses and travel.

Deadline 05 November 2021

Book Works


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Syntropy States Commission for Digital Artists and Musicians

Updated: 23 September 2021

Syntropy States is a small digital arts start-up with a big vision. We’re creating a platform that brings together the digital arts with breathwork, relaxation and meditation. We’re looking for artists and musicians who want to share their work in meaningful ways to help social wellbeing by creating accessible art and music that provides a way to relax, reconnect and revitalise in an accessible way.

Eligibility: Digital Artists and Musicians who have the means and experience to produce high quality videos and sound.

What you get: The £200 will be awarded in the form of £100 for the art and £100 for the music. That means if you create both the art and the music you get £200. But if you create either the art or the music the £200 is shared as £100 each. This will include a section on the Syntropy States website which will host information about you and your work, visuals, a short video interview, a link to your website, social media and any other links you would like us to provide.

Deadline 15 November 2021

Syntropy States

Exhibition Opportunity

Open Call for Artists, Curators & Researchers Trio

Updated: 14 September 2021

1a space is pleased to announce an open call for a trio group composed of an artist, a curator and a researcher to participate in the Mid-Career Artist Exhibition & Publication Series. In response to the shortage of mid-career retrospectives in Hong Kong and the need of documenting and researching the local art ecology, we aim to initiate a long-term commitment to a series of comprehensive solo exhibitions and high-quality publications dedicated to mid-career artists.

Eligibility: Hong Kong mid-career artists, researchers, curators.

What you get: Administration and venue support, Publication support (including book designing, artwork and exhibition photography support, ISBN registration, collecting and sorting out cataloguing details, etc.), Production fee for each participating artist, curator and researcher, Press materials and PR support.

Deadline 28 November 2021

1a space

Exhibition Opportunity

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Behind The Art - Promote your process

Updated: 23 September 2021

We are now accepting rolling submissions for our Behind The Art Series, a weekly artist feature hosted on our Instagram.

We find joy in explaining the creative process behind our art exhibitions, and love to read about the story behind other artists’ work. In this Behind The Art Series, we will be showcasing the story behind an individual work, highlighting the artist and the featured piece. Did you come up with the idea in the shower on a whim, or was it a meticulously planned piece? We want to hear and share your story. The story behind a piece is just as important as the work itself.

Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years and older Artwork can be of any medium but must be submitted in a digital format (ex: JPG, PNG, MP4, etc) Size limit per entry: 15 MB

What you get: We will be showcasing the story behind an individual work, featuring the artist on our social accounts.

Deadline 30 November 2021

The Gallery by MUI

Akademie Schloss Solitude is calling for applications for fellowships in 2022/2023. Residencies at Akademie Schloss Solitude enable fellows to devote themselves to their research projects under favorable material and intellectual conditions. The Solitude fellowship is a residential fellowship that includes furnished living/working space, a monthly fellowship grant as well as travel expenses for arrival and departure. International artists from all spheres of practice are invited to apply through our application website

Eligibility: International artists under the age of 40.Applications from students enrolled in degree programs will not be considered.

What you get: The fellowship includes the following benefits: A free, furnished living/working studio including electricity, water and heating; A monthly fellowship grant of EUR 1,200; Travel expenses for arrival and departure (on a one-time basis).

Deadline 30 November 2021

Akademie Schloss Solitude

Exhibition Opportunity

Virtual Reality Climate Change Memorial

Updated: 20 May 2021

The ‘Virtual Reality Climate Change Memorial’ is set in a post-2050 future where some of the worst climate predictions have come true. Species going extinct, constant “natural disasters”, extreme weather conditions, cities drowning, millions displaced or homeless, food scarcity, extreme air pollution making it hard to breathe, and more. The memorial is a virtual space to grieve all that has been lost, away from the physical world in turmoil. As well as this function, considering the contemporary audience, the space also hopes to inform about climate change using factual evidence and compelling stories based on truth with the intent to ‘move’ the audience emotionally and to action.

Going forward, I would like to open the space up to include creative responses to this idea from artists and creatives worldwide as this is a global issue of which disastrous effects can already be seen around the world. If you are interested in submitting some work for this space please read the details in the link provided and get in touch with any questions.

Eligibility: Anyone

What you get out of it: Exhibition and networking opportunities, collaboration.

Deadline 12 December 2021


Writing / Publishing Opportunity | Promoted

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Public Parking is Seeking Writers: Receive fees up to $400 CAD as a contributing writer

Updated: 21 September 2021

Public Parking is a publication for critical thought, stories, arguments, and discovery through tangential conversations. We are currently seeking critical thinkers, attentive cultural observers, and meticulous point-makers to write for the publication. The publication takes pitches for various essay pieces and long-form conversation features. We are also seeking visual artists interested in using the publication as a testing space to write adjacent to, or discursively alongside their own or a peer's studio practice.

Eligibility: Writers

What you get: Make a pitch and publish work with fees up to $400.

Deadline 31 December 2021

Public Parking Publication

Studio Space | Promoted

Residencies at Old Jet

Updated: 15 September 2021

Residencies at Old Jet are an excellent opportunity for artists to work on a piece or project in a new inspiring environment, giving them a break from their familiar creative surroundings. Anyone working in any creative field is welcome. A one-week booking is entirely free and includes the use of a cosy sofa bed and our kitchen, toilets and shower.

First-come, first-serve basis. Please apply via info at

Eligibility: UK-based artists

What you get out of it: Free studio space for one week. Enquire for more info.

Deadline 31 December 2021

Old Jet, Suffolk

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£60 free driving credit for ArtRabbit readers with Zipcar for Business

Updated: 20 May 2021

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.

Deadline 31 December 2021

Zipcar for Business, United Kingdom

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