Category: Opportunities International

Open Call | Exhibitions at The Fact Finder, Berlin

The Fact Finder invites artists to submit proposals that respond to the concept of “fact-finding”.

We are looking for works and art projects that rely on unmediated, first-hand experiences the artists have been through while aiming to better understand a specific topic, fact or everyday life aspects. Field research/immersive journalism/flâneur-ism/voyaging are examples of the processes we regard as fact-finding missions, among others. Our focus is on works involving a long-term commitment and preferably having an archiving/serial character.

Preferred mediums: drawing (drawing reportage), painting, installation, spoken word/storytelling, archiving and every other medium that connects well with the concept.

The selected works will be included in the 2018 exhibition program of The Fact Finder, a recently opened art space in Berlin (DE) that commits to showcase fact-finding artists going the full length of researching a particular topic.

We welcome submissions of any length, with images of works and/or links to online material, including the “making of”, if relevant to the concept. We want to have a bigger picture of the artistic process and context.

For the opening exhibition in September 2017, please send proposals no later than 29th August 2017. For the 2018 exhibition program, please send proposals no later than 15th November 2017.

For more information contact:

Open Call | The School for Civic Imagination, CCA, Glasgow

Application deadline: Friday 15 September

The School for Civic Imagination is an informal learning programme at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow which will discuss the meeting point between art and society, and support knowledge sharing between everyone taking part.

The School for Civic Imagination will be structured around different topics, including how socially engaged creative practices can be used in urban and rural contexts. The School will be as responsive and flexible as possible to the needs and desires of everyone taking part in the programme, as well as local issues that are brought to light over the course of the events. It will also work to create connections across local, national and international levels, through its programme of talks, film screenings, tours, experiments, walks and visits. The School for Civic Imagination will have a limited capacity and will be free of charge – places on the programme will be allocated via an application process, with additional events open to the public.

The School for Civic Imagination will build and strengthen relationships which already exist between CCA and various groups across Glasgow, opening up new ways of seeing and participating in the cultural life of the city.

The School for Civic Imagination will take place at CCA as well as various other locations around the city, and will collaborate with The Project Cafe between various partners. The School will represent a support structure for the further development of deeper connections between socially engaged art practice and civic life, delivered by a multitude of contributors and partners.

To apply to take part in the School, please email with email subject School for Civic Imagination. Send a letter of interest including a bit about yourself (no more than 500 words).

Open Call | Future Scenarios Exhibition, Arnhem, the Netherlands

Deadline: 30 September

During state of fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury, the exhibition Future Scenarios presents a stimulating anthology of ground-breaking concepts and practices, in which innovation and a new imagination are guiding principles. Designers, brands and artists are invited to submit ideas and products that are about to break through to the market, or offer new perspectives on the fashion system, or in broader terms, on the things around us with which we interact. Today, not only designers and brands can be so-called drivers of change – an innovative business model or a new vision on social responsibility can also significantly change and improve the fashion chain and make it more sustainable. In the exhibition Future Scenarios the organisers distinguish the different projects into five subcategories:

Scenario 1: New imagination of luxury
Scenario 2: Designing for better lives
Scenario 3: New business models
Scenario 4: The makers and the product in the spotlight
Scenario 5: Interdisciplinary relationships

When a project is selected for the Future Scenarios exhibition, State of Fashion contributes to transport costs. The amount of the contribution will be determined in consultation with the participant.

For more information see:

Open Call | Kawamura Arts Socially Engaged Art Support Grant, Japan

Application deadline: 22 October

This grant will support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society. This would further enhance in-depth relationships between art culture and the society and will contribute in cultivating higher cultural developments in Japan.

Applications made by individuals and organisations fulfilling below would be acknowledged legitimate:
– All age ranges, all nationalities
– Artists or organisations who work within the context of contemporary art

Grant Amount: Maximum of five million JPY

For more information and application details see:

Open Call for Curatorial Proposals | Guest Programming at Images Festival, Toronto

Application deadline: 26 September

Images Festival is now accepting Curatorial Proposals for the 31st annual Images Festival taking place April 12 – 20, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

We are accepting proposals for in cinema Screenings, Gallery Exhibitions, and Live Performances.

Images Festival will cover artists’ fees according to the 2017/18 IMAA fee schedule and offer a modest programmer’s honorarium, if your proposal is selected. Guest Programmers will collaborate with our Artistic Director and programming staff to realise the program, including assistance with print traffic, marketing, and details associated with presentation of the work(s).

To submit screening proposals for review, please include the following material including links and your CV into one PDF:

– Title of your program
– Full program notes including artist names, run times, year, and
formats. (Preview links are strongly encouraged, or past
examples if the works are new)
– Overall run time (Run times around 60 minutes or less are

If you are submitting a guest curatorial proposal for gallery exhibition/live performance, please also include in addition to the above list:

– GTA gallery/venue preferences (top 3) or minimum square foot requirements
– Short curatorial statement (100 – 300 words)
– Technical rider

Send submissions to: subject line: Guest Program 2018 Please note: We are only accepting digital applications.

Open Call | Off Screen and Live Images Programme for Images Festival 2018, Toronto

Deadline for receipt of entries: 26 September

The Images Festival annually exhibits a program of film and video installation, media-based performance and online work as a complement to our On Screen program of film and video works. For the Off Screen and Live Images segments of the festival, Images partners with Toronto galleries, production centres and other organisations to exhibit multi- disciplinary installations and performances.

There is no entry fee for installation, new media or performance submissions; limit of 2 entries per person. If additional works are submitted, only the first two will be reviewed.
Images Festival follows CARFAC guidelines for suggested artist payments. Please consult their fee schedule for exact details.

All applications must also include:

– a synopsis of the work
– exhibition history (if applicable);
– a brief biography and overview of previous work
– Documentation of the work. (This may be in the form of video documentation, or high- resolution image files.)

It is also very important that you include a detailed description of the technical requirements for presentation. Please include (if available) layout drawings and plans, space requirements (minimum sq ft needed), equipment needed, equipment supplied by the artist, and shipping requirements.

Please note: We are only accepting digital applications via the following link –

Please note: this submission call is not for single channel works that are to be presented in a cinema. For these types of works we will be posting a separate call for our ON Screen submissions.

For more information see:

Open Call | Light Up Lancaster Festival 2017

Application deadline: 7 August, 5pm

Artists are invited to submit project proposals for Light Up Lancaster Festival 2017. If you want to work with us to create a wonderful, unique and authentic light and art festival for Lancaster which is owned by the local community, then we want to hear from you.

Light Up Lancaster Festival is in its fifth year. The event dates are Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November, culminating in the annual fireworks spectacular finale on the Saturday night.

Light Up Lancaster Festival are looking to programme some work to complement their core arts programme. All proposals should be for work to take place in the city centre or close environs, and could be sited or roaming. Advice on available locations will be given. Projects could be installations or performance-based, could take place indoors or outdoors. Light Up Lancaster Festival are interested in supporting new work and also in programming existing work.

All projects should engage with the theme of light and should explore our 2017 guiding theme: The Natural World, and be suitable for a family audience. Light Up Lancaster Festival are particularly interested in projects which have an interactive element.

The available opportunities are:

Emerging artists’ micro-commissions: Up to £1,000
Established artists new work, or existing work to be re-sited for Lancaster: Up to £2,500

For more information and application details:

Open Call to UK Based/Born Photographers | Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award 2017

Submissions close Monday, 2 October 2017 at 5pm

Applications for the 2017 Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award are now open.

What we offer.
A grant of £1,250 to complete a photography project, support from industry professionals, plus a further £1,150-worth of premier printing at Metro Imaging.
We work with the award recipient to organise public and industry exposure of the resulting work, such as exhibition or publication. As well as a winner, we may award one or more runners-up, to whom we will offer support-in-kind, such as networking opportunities and online exhibition. Winner and runners-up receive membership of Shutter Hub.

What we fund.
We fund work with emphasis on people and communities; projects that show stories and lives we don’t often see, making visible the everyday, marginalised or oppressed. Our goal is to give emerging talent a platform to showcase new work, which in turn gives voice to unheard human stories.

Who we support.
We support early-to-mid career photographers in or from the UK, with multiple credits and excellent portfolios, who are working professionally but not yet earning a full living from this kind of photography. This excludes BA (undergraduate) students and 2017 graduates. The bursary is open to photographers across a range of disciplines, from editorial to fine art. We warmly encourage applicants of all backgrounds and identities. You must be a British national or living and working in the UK.

For more information and to download application pack:

Open Call | JOINT EFFORT II, Lubbock, Texas

Application deadline: 1 August

Expanded Draught is now accepting entries for their second annual international juried collaborative art exhibition JOINT EFFORT II, which will focus on collaborative video art. Expanded Draught invites other artistic collaborators – collaborative groups, collectives, art-making duos and the alike – to apply for this unique exhibition highlighting the art of collaboration through the lens of video.

JOINT EFFORT II to be held at Charles Adams Studio Project in Studio D on Friday, September 1, 2017. This exhibition will be a stop on the First Friday Art Trail in Lubbock, TX that brings in up to 4,000 visitors per month.

Contemporary and innovative works created with two or more artists in collaboration are welcome to apply. JOINT EFFORT II is open to all artists 18 years and over working in video, short film and video documented performance. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in Lubbock, TX or in conjunction with an Expanded Draught projects.

Applications should include:
Links to YouTube, Vimeo, or other online video sharing site of up to 3 entries Or compressed video attachments of up to 3 entries Video List with name of collective, title of work, medium, size, date

Email application to
Artists/collaborators should understand that shipping and any associated fees are the responsibility of the artist/collaborative group.

For more information visit:

Open Call | aceartinc. Exhibition Programme, Canada

Application deadline: Tuesday 1 August

aceartinc. is an Artist Run Centre dedicated to the support, exhibition, and dissemination of contemporary art.

aceartinc. exhibits 5 major exhibitions a year by contemporary visual artists and is dedicated to diversity in its programming. To this end we encourage applications from all contemporary artists and curators, groups and collectives in all visual arts media.

Selections for the Regular Program are made by a jury consisting of Winnipeg-based artists/curators/critics, ace staff and board. The ace jury reviews submissions within the context of aceartinc.’s mandate and goals and our available resources.

aceartinc. will pay exhibition fees to artists; travel and accommodation, one-way shipping and per-diems will also be provided. A writer is commissioned to write a response to the Regular Exhibitions via the Critical Distance writing program, which is published online and anthologised in PaperWait.

Open Call | Design Residency and Exhibition at Plymouth College of Art

Application deadline: 28 August

The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art invites proposals from designers to develop a new body of work for exhibition, through a residency at Plymouth College of Art, making use of their workshop facilities. The selected designer will meet and work alongside their students, to offer an insight into their process and approach. Designers should be open to sharing their practice with students and to delivering input into teaching and learning. The selected designer will be awarded a fee of £3000 plus a materials budget of £1000. Additionally, there will be a separate budget for installing and producing the exhibition in The Gallery and artist travel and accommodation (up to £2000).

The residency will sit within the area of Design which includes the undergraduate programmes: 3D Design Crafts (ceramic, glass and metal); Graphic Design; Fashion; Printed Textile Design & Surface Pattern; Creative Advertising & Brand; Costume Production & Associated Crafts; Textile Practices; Product Design & Innovation and Interior Decoration, Design & Styling. Alongside related masters programmes including Visual Communication, Disruptive Design, Textiles, Digital Fabrication and 3D Design Crafts.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Kostka Gallery Exhibition Programme 2018, Czech Republic

Deadline: 31 August

Winter and Summer Calls
Kostka Gallery is characterized by its non-gallery typology and variable conditions influenced among other things also by weather change conditions. The Gallery premises, converted from what used to be the boiler room of a technical glass manufacturing works, are shaped as a Cube (Cube = Kostka in Czech). The space is neither heated in wintertime nor air conditioned in summertime, and is not insulated against humidity.

This is why the Call is addressed (although not exclusively) to authors of projects who can, thematically or technically, make a good use of the specific conditions offered by the Gallery premises and who succeed to incorporate the variability and coincidences of the Gallery’s environment in the creative process.

The authors are invited to send in their projects for the Winter and Summer Calls to be exhibited in the following periods:

Winter Call: January–March 2018
Summer Call: June–August 2018

Amenities provided by MeetFactory:

  • basic installation assistance
  • financial coverage of minor cost items not exceeding EUR 1000 (which can cover part of the traveling cost)
  • printing of exhibition postcards of A5 size
  • printing of curatorial texts describing the exhibition in both Czech and English, including translation
  • the basic PR (press release, social networks etc.)

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Emergency 2017, Manchester

Application deadline: Friday 11 August

Emergency is an annual platform for live art and contemporary performance. In 2017 the eighteenth Emergency takes place on Saturday 30 September, at Z-arts, Manchester.

Artists working in live art and contemporary performance are invited to submit proposals of short pieces of work, works in progress or extracts of longer works for inclusion in this event. Proposals are also encouraged for durational, one to one and limited capacity work; performance installation and intervention-based works in and around the spaces. Work can be in any relevant artform/medium, though some live presence is desirable. Show-type work should be 20 minutes max in duration, low tech and suitable for quick turnarounds, self-supporting in terms of props/set/equipment and specialised technology.

Emergency will offer an honorarium of up to £100 per piece selected, to cover fees/expenses.

For more information and to apply online:

Open Call | Research and Creation Fellowship with Chronus Art Centre, China

Application deadline: 10 August

This year Chronus Art Center (CAC) opens its Lab for the second 3-month research and creation fellowship, focusing on ‘Augmented virtuality’. This programme is designed to host one international artist and researcher of extraordinary talents in the area of new media art in order to conduct research and creation at Chronus Art Center (CAC), Shanghai.

As augmented reality (AR) technologies grow in popularity, other fields of the MIXED REALITY space are lesser-known. AUGMENTED VIRTUALITY differs from AR in subtle forms, where AR introduces digital elements to a physical space augmented virtuality absorbs “real” elements into its virtual landscape. For this occasion, the LAB is seeking for project proposals which make use of our OPTITRACK real-time motion capture system (for more info please see: The submitted proposal should address the topic of AUGMENTED VIRTUALITY while utilizing this high end, research level MOCAP technology.

This Fellowship is a chance for international artists and researchers to engage and learn from the art, technological and entrepreneurial communities of Shanghai. The selected Fellow will be offered a total amount of USD$10,000 for a 3 month deep-immersion period; including artist fees, living expenses and materials. In addition our lab facilities and tools are available for the fellow’s needs; these include but are not limited to: Laser-cutter, bandsaw, sander-belt, press drills, all sorts of hand tools, a variety of electronic components, arduinos, raspberryPis, an oculus rift DK2 headset, Surface Mount Infrared soldering, soldering irons and other prototyping tools.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Residency and Exhibition – Matienschön 2017/18, Argentina

Application deadline: 31 July

Matienschön, visual arts team at Club Cultural Matienzo, independent cultural venue in Buenos Aires, invites artists who live outside Argentina – active in visual or audiovisual arts, new media, contextual practices and community art, or local techniques and disciplines – to partake in a residency program based in an exchange policy principle.

The artists will develop an exhibition at Matienschön and stay in houses of the Hospeda Cultura net. They ask that the project considers the spatial and social context, and that the artist generates a concrete opportunity for Argentinian artists in their own places of origin.

The residencey will take place in a time between three or five weeks, from November 2017 to February 2018.

The artists will be provided with:

  • Housing: they will be offered houses in the Hospeda Cultura for a maximum of 5 weeks. Artists might
    rotate among more than one house.
  • Work space: they will have exclusive use of the exhibition space during the last 7 days
    before the opening of the exhibition. In case they need more studio time, Matienschön
    will help them to look for a suitable space.
  • Team: they will receive curatorial and technical assistance by Matienschön team.
  • Matienschön will also be in charge of the communication and documentation of the
    exhibition, as well as of edition of an online dossier on the project.
  • Meals: during the exhibition and the previous week, they will be offered to participate in
    CCM’s community lunch.
  • Budget: they will have up to $10000.- Argentine pesos for the materialization of the
    project. This budget cannot be used for travel expenses.
  • Exhibition: the exhibition will have a duration from 3 to 5 weeks, taking place between
    December 1st, 2017 and February 28th, 2018. Specific dates will be agreed upon between Matienschön and the artists. The exhibition will be held at Matienschon’s own space (see dimensions). At the opening, we will share beer provided by Grolsch.

In exchange, artists must be committed to:

  • Travels: be responsible for their trip to Buenos Aires and back, and for any other internal
    trip within the time limits of the residence.

For more information and application details:

Open Call for Film Works | Tenderflix 2017, London

Application deadline: 30 July

The submissions are now open for the 2017 edition of Tenderflix.

Tenderflix is an international experimental film and video competition organised by Tenderpixel. In its 10th year in 2017 the theme is ‘Daydreaming’. We are mainly looking for narrative fine art video pieces, maximum 10 mins in length and completed after January 2016. The shortlisted films will be screened in November 2017 and the winner of the competition will receive a £500 cash prize.

For more information and to apply online:

Open Call | Smart Illumination Exhibition and Award 2017, Japan

Application deadline: 31 July

Smart Illumination Yokohama hosts the Smart Illumination Award 2017 — an open-to-public program, to provide opportunities to artists and creators of the new generation to show their works.

Art works and products which propose the light for the new era and promote energy conservation, based on the concept of Smart Illumination Yokohama, are eligible for entry. There is no limitation as to the form of works as long as the they involve light.

The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded with 300,000 Yen (more than $2,700 US) in case prize, award certificate and will be invited to the next year’s Smart Illumination Yokohama event, as a guest artist. Three winners in each category will also receive an Award of Excellence.

The organisers look forward to receiving aspiring works that propose lighting concepts and nightscape concepts suitable for the era of environmentally-friendly technology.

The submission categories include:

  • Indoor booth exhibition (individual and group) category up to 30 individuals/groups
  • Outdoor exhibition (individual and group) category
  • Outdoor exhibition (school) category

Smart Illumination Yokohama is an international art event which started following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The event is held in an effort to create the nightscape of Yokohama for the new era by integrating energy conservation and art.

Smart Illumination will provide support described below to exhibitors who reside overseas (as of October 2017).

1. Travel expense: Up to 100,000 yen
2. Arrange hotel reservation
The organizer will find hotels and make reservations for the period of setup through removal of works on behalf of overseas exhibitors.
(Please note that exhibitors will be responsible for the hotel expense.)
3. Exemption of exhibition fee

Exhibitors will be responsible for transporting their works.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Kick-Start: Cardiff Event, UK

Deadline for international participants: 21 July

Kick-Start: Cardiff, part of the EU funded project Creative Tracks, aims to be a catalyst event bringing together emerging international creative voices with the thriving arts and creative industries scene in Wales to explore their value and role in regeneration.

The event will invite delegates to exchange ideas on three key themes:
– urbanisation
– how the arts and creative industries are driving regional/ rural economies
– workspaces and new ways of working

Eligibility: Upcoming artists and creative entrepreneurs – particularly those in the fields of music, TV, product design, or whose work connects with the fields of science and technology.

Participants can gain new knowledge and skills, pitch their projects, and make exciting international connections. The programme includes a workshop day, an arts and law seminar, a panel discussion event and lots of networking opportunities, with the chance to pitch work to industry experts and potential investors.

The Kick-Start: Cardiff is proudly run in partnership with Welsh Government, Cardiff Council, Arts Council of Wales and its international arm Wales Arts International, Creative Cardiff, Cardiff University, British Council, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Geldards LLP, SWN Festival.

For participants based outside of the UK:

– There is a limited travel fund allocation:
Up to £200 for those based in the rest of Europe
Up to £800 for those based in third countries
– Three nights accommodation in Cardiff

For more information and application details:–cardiff

Open Call to Women Artists Over 45 | EIKON Award 2017

Application deadline: 10 July

EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art announces an open call for women photographers and media artists 45 years and older. The award winner will receive €5,000 in cash, in addition to being featured in the EIKON #100 issue. The runners-up will have their work(s) featured in the EIKON #100 issue.

Applicants must be be born in a European country or be European nationals or permanent residents. Works created using photographic means (including photograms, collages, scans, etc.), filmic means, or media art (digital media, computer art) can be submitted.

EIKON, a magazine established in 1991 and published by the Austrian Institute of Photography and Media Art (Österreichisches Institut für Photographie und Medienkunst), based in the Museumsquartier Wien, views itself as a platform for Austrian and international artists from the fields of photography and media art.

For more information and application details:

Future Innovators Summit Workshops at Ars Electronica Festival

Deadline: 17 July

The Ars Electronica Festival “Artificial Intelligence – The other I” will soon take place in Linz, Austria from September 7-11, 2017. For the special workshop programme, Future Innovators Summit the organisers are looking for innovators with creative ideas and projects (in development, ongoing or realised) relevant to the challenging initial questions of this year’s main themes.

Future Innovators Summit is a creative workshop format to develop ideas and prototypes for the future. For four days a vast international mix of seasoned experts as well as young entrepreneurs, activists, engineers, scientists, artists and designers will gather to discuss ideas and develop the ultimate Creative Questions to the following themes:

  • Future Humanity
  • Future Work
  • Future Home

Expanding on the creative questions from Future Innovators Summit 2016, they are searching for people who have conceptual ideas to respond to the questions of 2017, who can imagine alternative future scenarios and who have the skills to tackle the challenges involved in responding to a Creative Question and presenting the responses to the festival audience.

The selected applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • Travel and accommodation
  • Full festival pass including Gala ticket
  • Participation in networking dinner and event

For more information and application details: