Category: Opportunities International

Open Call | OpenART Public Art Biennial, Orebro, Sweden

Application deadline: 15 May

OpenART is an Open Call application where professional artists can submit their artworks, both already existing as well as new ideas. For the biennial 2019 Open Art is searching for artists with different backgrounds, art mediums and expressions to fill the ciyu of Örebro with artworks.

OpenART is an exhibition that takes place outdoors and is available for public interaction day and night during the exhibition period. OpenART see possibilities for a wide range of art mediums and techniques but are particulary looking for artworks for the open space and on new ideas on what public art can be.

Open Art is based on a conviction that a creative society builds bridges not walls. It is a unique event that turns the city upside down with unconventional art, encouraging bold ideas and promoting unusual expressions.

Please Note: there is a submission fee of 150 SEK (approx. €15). Confirmed artists will receive an artist fee of €1000 (a confirmed group will share €1000). In dialogue with OpenART the artist recieves transport, travel and accommodation support. In some cases OpenART also provides production support and in dialogue with the artist find the most appropriate, time-efficient and cost-effective solutions. When an artist is producing a new artwork, the artist is expected to follow the determined budget for the artwork. Artists are expected to participate in the installment of their own artworks.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Third Shift Festival of Public Contemporary Artworks 2018, Canada

Application deadline: 1 April

Third Space is now seeking project proposals from artists, collectives and organizations to be included in THIRD SHIFT, the annual festival of public contemporary artworks.

Established in 2015, THIRD SHIFT aims to offer citizens a unique opportunity to engage with contemporary art and re-imagine their city. THIRD SHIFT holds space for new experiences and communal exchange through the exhibition of temporary installations, interventions, performances and projections in the heart of Uptown Saint John.

Third Space is now seeking project proposals from artists, collectives and organizations to be included in our one-night-only exhibition of public contemporary artworks. We encourage proposals that reflect our objectives as an alternative, non-commercial, contemporary artist-run centre. We aim to support efforts that are exploratory, challenging and critical in nature. We encourage emerging and established artists to propose projects that have not yet been realized as well as investigations that have been started or completed elsewhere.

Third Space is now seeking project proposals from artists, collectives and organizations to be included in their one-night-only exhibition of public contemporary artworks. They encourage proposals that reflect our objectives as an alternative, non-commercial, contemporary artist-run centre. Third Space aim to support efforts that are exploratory, challenging and critical in nature. They encourage emerging and established artists to propose projects that have not yet been realized as well as investigations that have been started or completed elsewhere.

Third Space will be paying selected artists an honorarium fee in accordance to the 2018 CARFAC fee schedule. Limited production, travel and accommodation funds will be available. Amounts will depend on Third -Space’s financial resources for the festival. Funding requirements must be outlined in your proposal.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Art on the Screens Public Art Program, Mississauga, Canada

Submission Deadline: 29 March, 4pm. EST

The City of Mississauga Public Art Program invites artists to submit digital, screen based work in all genres based on the theme everything is always falling apart / everything is always coming together.

The world is in a constant state of flux and change. With this theme – everything is always falling apart / everything is always coming together – artists are asked to explore this idea as a part of the ongoing Art on the Screens series.

Art on the Screens is an annual series hosted at Mississauga Celebration Square on Monday nights throughout the summer, with additional short form screenings throughout the week. As part of this series we are excited to present local, national and international artists on the screens. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to present digital based work on large outdoor screens.

The total all-inclusive artist fee for each selected Artist is: $600.00 CDN (inclusive of all applicable taxes).

This Call is open to Canadian and international professional artists as well as cultural producers working with the moving image. Persons with disabilities, visible minorities and Indigenous Artists are encouraged to apply.

Download submission package (PDF):


For more information about the City of Mississauga Public Art Program visit:

Open Call | April 2018 Issue, Dek Unu Magazine, Online

Submission deadline: 20 March

Dek Unu Magazine publishes solo fine photoart portfolios monthly online themed and curated by each artist alone. Dek Unu seeks lens-based work from artists whose images show mastery of craft and mature artistic vision. International submissions are warmly encouraged. Submit portfolios of 11 web-resolution images, along with a cv/bio, and an artist’s statement to describe the work.

The magazine is published in English and all correspondence with the production staff is in English. Please stay away from gratuitous violence or straight up porn; otherwise, museum standards re: nudity, political speech, and aesthetic adventure apply.

Dek Unu Magazine is a non-profit, non-advertising publication. There is no fee to submit and no pay, except respectable, respectful presentation in an artist-centric format. Dek Unu promote featured artists extensively on web and social media.

Info and submission:

Open Call | Organ Donation Art Commission at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, UK

Deadline for applications – Thursday 15 March

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are inviting proposals from artists who would like to create an art installation, intended to recognise and celebrate organ donation. It will be located prominently at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are inviting proposals from artists who would like to create an art installation, intended to recognise and celebrate organ donation. It will be located prominently at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

In addition, the following criteria must be met:

  • Artwork may be wall based. The allocated wall space is indoors and the dimensions are detailed below. We would also consider ideas for free standing pieces; however in this case they would need be suitable for display outdoors.
    It should honour those who have donated organs and to give thanks to their families.
  • It should raise the profile of this very important service and inspire the general public to support organ donation.
  • Artwork should evoke interest and enrich the environment.
  • Ideally the artwork will be contemporary, bright, and colourful.
  • Artwork should meet all the infection control and health & safety requirements.
  • The artwork must not obstruct the areas in any way as they are used for access and fire exits. We are unable to use glass in our hospitals, but acrylic can be used as a substitute.

Ideas and themes

Designs should:

  • Reflect the values involved in organ donation e.g. remembrance, reflection, recognition, generosity, kindness, hope, selflessness, charity, life saving.
  • Reflect the themes of organ donation which view it as a ‘special gift’ or the ‘gift of life’.
  • Not be viewed solely as a memorial, but should also be celebratory of those who have benefitted and whose lives that have been saved.

Budget – £5000 inclusive of all artists’ fees, materials, delivery and must be inclusive of VAT. Installation costs may be covered by the Trust.

Timescale – The artwork must be completed by Friday 26th August 2018.

For a full copy of the brief and details of how to apply please email:

Open Call | GENERATOR Programme, Brittany, France

40mcube and EESAB have joined to propose a new programme for artists and curators, in partnership with the contemporary art network of Brittany including the contemporary art centers : La Criée (Rennes) and Passerelle (Brest), Frac Bretagne (Regional contemporary art Fund), Archives de la critique d’art (Rennes), Documents d’artistes Bretagne, a.c.b – art contemporain en Bretagne, the company Self Signal, the law firm Avoxa, 02 and Le Chassis magazines.

GENERATOR is a programme aimed at emerging and newly established artists and curators, who have acquired previous relative training and a certain level of professionalization. This programme aims to provide young artists and curators the crucial edge on critique, technique and competences developed in Brittany, which is a dynamic region composed of many contemporary art organisations dedicated to exhibitions, collections, research, and edition.

GENERATOR selects each year four recent graduate artists and gives them the means to dedicate themseves completely to their artistic practice, for a seven month period. This policy of support combines the conditions to help the artists develop and deepen their research work, to produce new works, and to create their own professional network.


For the artists

– A stipend of 3000 euros including VAT
– Production aid of about 3000 euros depending upon the projects, and the production costs
– A housing financial assistance under certain conditions
– The provision of a studio and a collective production equipment support platform
– Critical support from professional partners : artists and theoricians, art center directors, art critics… – Technical support for the production works
– The access to networking with some local industries
– Providing professional work experience : workshops with students, lectures, editing of exhibitions… – Time to generate collective works (in the form of seminars)
– A presentation time of the work

For the curators

– 1000 euros including VAT
– A housing proposal
– Meetings with different key figures in the artistic scene in Brittany : artists, critics, curators
– A working studio with web connection

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Resonances Summer School – Big Data, Italy

Deadline for applications: 15 April

The flagship initiative of the SciArt project is the “Resonances” festival. The 2019 Resonances III theme is “big data”. With SciArt, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) brings together artists, scientists and policymakers. At the Resonances festivals artists and scientist collaborate to exhibit artistic installations.

SciArt project are looking for artists with a proven track record of working on the border of art and science, interested in the theme and willing to establish new dialogues with JRC scientists on big data.

The JRC will organise a Resonances summer school for artists and JRC scientists in Ispra, Italy, on 25 – 29 June 2018. This summer school lays the foundation for the 2019 Resonances III ‘big data’ festival. SciArt want our society to increase participation, raise awareness – and resonate.

Artists selected for the Summer School will receive a daily allowance of €94 plus reimbursement of travel and stay. They will moreover be paid for three days with the scheme of the European Commission’s Expert Database.

Applications (max 10MB) should include:

  • Biography (no more than 250 words)
  • Motivation letter (no more than 500 words) focusing on the selection criteria 1-6
  • Portfolio (PDF) that includes links to existing websites, catalogues, museum sites, gallery sites, video sites.

Please email your application to attend the Resonances summer school to

Open Call | “Japan” West Yorkshire Print Workshop Exhibition, UK

Application deadline: 6 March

West Yorkshire Print Workshop are developing an exhibition to be held at the WYPW Gallery this summer around the theme of ‘Japan’. They are looking for art work by established and emerging printmakers for an exhibition from 14th July – 1st September 2018.

The opening of the exhibition on 14th July at West Yorkshire Print Workshop coincides with Mirfield Arts Festival, and WYPW are looking to exhibit work by printmakers who are Japanese, or whose work is inspired by Japan, or who work using traditional Japanese printmaking techniques.

The exhibition will form the centre piece of our summer programme, around which there will be schools’, children’s and family activities during July and August.

If you are interested in being considered for the show, then please complete the attached submission form.

Please note there is no submission fee to apply. There is no artist fee for selected artists.

It is anticipated that selected artists’ work can be sent via post or be delivered to Mirfield at the end of June. Unframed and 3D work will be accepted. WYPW hope to make a selection of artists by the end of March.

Make a submission here:

Open Call | No, It Is Not; Not Always at By Other Means Gallery, London

Application deadline: 2 March

Downtown 500 Magazine is looking for creatives and artists from all disciplines and backgrounds to submit their work for the launch of No, It Is Not; Not Always, a new project that draws on the intersectionality of contemporary society through a metamodernist lens. Chosen artworks will be featured in our upcoming multidisciplinary exhibition and performance event that will take place starting from the 9th of March at By Other Means gallery in London. Artists expenses paid.

The Discourse
The dialectical nature of the human condition has been a topic of interest for artists, critical thinkers, philosophers, and anyone with a penchant for understanding the fragile yet powerful nature of humanity.

Whilst postmodernism aims at showing us an irreconcilable and cynical version of the world, metamodernists push for the resurgence of a Hegelian type of philosophical discourse that captures the divergences between us in a more positive and dynamic light. Like the oscillations of a pendulum, metamodernism reveals itself through its simultaneity by juxtaposing past and present, destruction and reconstruction, freedom and captivity as unified as one, integral, absurdist narrative.

The hero, or rather, meta-hero we are looking for is a creative who can find their way through this paradoxical narrative and emerge with fresh, newly critical and ambitious discourses.

How To Take Part
Send your artist name, chosen medium, website/portfolio and a short written proposal through submission form.

Your artistic mediums may include but are not limited to: Visual Arts, Performance Arts, Theatre, Spoken and Written Word, Sound Installation, Graphic Design, Sculpture etc.

For more information and to apply online:

Open Call | Art/NaturSci Exhibitions, Berlin

International call for Reading Room Galleries at Campus Nord Branch Library. Artists working within all aspects of Evolutionary Biology- be it bird or biomimicry- Darwin or DNA- are welcome to enter.

A series of solo and group shows will be curated based on artist submissions. All submissions are automatically considered for the exhibit coinciding with Berlin Science Week. You are welcome to apply within any nature science thematic.

Please note: there is no fee to hire the space. There is no budget for artist fees or transport of work. Please contact with any queries.

Campus Nord Branch Library
Universitätsbibliothek Campus Nord,
Hessischestr 1 – 2,

Open Call | Ireland’s Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2019

Application deadline: 7 March

Culture Ireland, in partnership with the Arts Council, invites expressions of interest for the role of Commissioner of Ireland’s national representation at the 58th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2019. Following the success in 2017 of Tremble Tremble by Jesse Jones, which continues to tour internationally, Culture Ireland and and The Arts Council are delighted to announce the Open Call for the Commissioner of the 2019 Venice Biennale.

This call for submissions is open to Irish individuals, collectives or organisations based in Ireland or abroad and to those of any nationality resident in Ireland. The selection of a Commissioner will comprise two stages:

  • Stage one: Open Submission
  • Stage two: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

Stage 1:
This stage will be assessed by a panel, to include at least one representative from both Culture Ireland and the Arts Council.
Applicants must submit no more than 2 x A4 pages in PDF format outlining:

1. The curatorial approach, including initial ideas developed in collaboration with the artist/s proposed for presentation, indicating why this is believed to be the most relevant artist/project/concept to represent Ireland in 2019.
2. Detail of the artist/s and proposed exhibition/project including why this artist’s practice best suits your ambition and vision for a national representation.
3. A strategy to engage the international arts sector with Ireland’s representation at Venice.
4. Your understanding of the tasks involved, including details of a project management plan (including timeline).
5. An outline budget including justification of the level of investment identified and initial consideration of fundraising required.
6. A strategy to engage the Irish arts sector with the Venice event.
7. A proposal for the national tour, including proposals relating to at least three regional venues and a strategy to engage the Irish public with the national tour

The support available has not yet been set for the 2019 Biennale. Based on the 2017 level of funding of €210k from Culture Ireland and €70k from the Arts Council, state support for the international presentation of €280k may be used as a guideline. Applicants will be expected to be in a position to fundraise additional support.

The complete tender document can be downloaded from here:

Submissions should be emailed to and

Call for Proposals | International Sculpture Conference, Philadelphia

Abstract submission deadline: 12 March

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is seeking panel proposals for the 28th International Sculpture Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Over 300 sculpture enthusiasts from around the world will gather this October 25-28, 2018 for engaging panel discussions, peer networking, and exciting cultural events surrounding topics in contemporary sculpture.

Please note: Panel speakers are responsible for their own travel and lodging, they receive complimentary registration for the entire length of the 4-day conference which includes admission to evening events. They also receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Sculpture magazine.

Submissions must be 200 words and include a clear but brief statement of the panel objective. Panel topics include:

Body and Context
Re-imagining Monuments – Old and New
Working to Strengthen and Engage the Civic Commons
Art and Science
Affect and Effect: Sculpture in Politics and Freedom
Artist-Run and Collaborative Spaces
Sculpture, Archives, and Collections
The Current and Future State of Sculpture and Sculptural Education
Artist Projects and Workshops

All accepted submissions will be notified by May 2018.

To submit a proposal and learn more information, please visit the conference website:

Open Call | Art Spin Hamilton 2018, Canada

Application deadline: 19 March

Art Spin is an interactive bike and art tour that first launched in Toronto in 2009. The spin creates alternative ways of experiencing art by placing it in unexpected venues throughout the city. Art Spin Hamilton’s inaugural ride in 2017 explored expansive abandoned spaces near the waterfront, little known urban infrastructure, hidden loading docks off rail spurs and more.

Projects must be well suited for the nature of the event, and may include but are not limited to sculpture, installation, film and video, electronic and kinetic work, new media, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, performance art, dance, theatre, and music. Exhibiting artists will receive an Artist fee ranging from $500-$800, depending on the scope of the project.

Please submit submission package by email to:
Documents must be formatted as PDFs and images as JPEGs.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Photophobia Contemporary Moving Image Festival 2018, Canada

Application deadline: 30 June

Photophobia is the 12th annual festival of short-format contemporary media, film, video and moving image hosted in partnership between the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. Established in 1999, Photophobia was Hamilton’s first film and video festival dedicated to the development of experimental time-based media at a time when there were no such platforms in the Hamilton community. The Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. are once again partnering to showcase contemporary practitioners who test the boundaries of the medium in 2018. Not confined by restrictions or themes, Photophobia is a free festival series presented under the cover of night in the Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard at Hamilton Artists Inc.

Please include in your submission:
– Artist Bio (75 words max)
– Artist CV (3 pages max)
– Short description of your submission (150 words max)

Entry Information: Title; year completed; name; address; phone; email; role in production; format; length.

Email Submissions to: Selections committee, Photophobia

* Note: Submissions (excluding video files) should be merged into a single pdf. Hard copy submissions will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for the festival will be notified.

IMAA remuneration will be provided to successful applicants within 30 days of screening.

For more information see:

Open Call | Eyes’ Walk Digital Festival 2018, Greece

Application deadline: 15 April

The call is open to 3D, Video installation and site specific performing art projects as well as virtual reality and Augmented reality games.

Artists are encouraged to consider the following options with regards to the locations and venue possibilities that the city of Ermoupolis offers:

  • Video Art Installations at key locations that define the character of the city: Maximum duration 5 minutes
  • Site specific installations/ Performing art and dance exhibitions in public space The organisers encourage proposals that will enhance the participation of the audience and the community. Maximum duration 10 minutes
  • Augmented reality projects through smart phone apps, interaction between image and sound, interactive (motion detection) animation

The team of the Eye’s Walk Digital festival will be responsible for the curatorial work and the production.

Starting from the island of Syros the “Europe started Here!” project may appear in other cities in Greece and abroad as an opportunity for people to connect with the public space through the art.

Travel costs to and from the location of the festival, which is held in Syros island are partially covered. Accomodation fees are partially covered too.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Supercrawl 2018, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Deadline for submissions: Friday 16 February, 4pm

Supercrawl is a free annual outdoor art and music festival in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, and the Supercrawl Art Committee is excited to release its Call for Artists for 2018. Every year, Supercrawl issues a call for artist proposals that create creative, compelling and unique environments and experiences for festival-goers. Projects by local, regional, national and international artists are selected based on artistic merit, originality, and ability to integrate within the festival’s scale, spirit and energy. The Committee invites artists working in a wide range of creative disciplines to propose works for installation as part of this year’s event, taking place September 14-16, 2018.

The Committee is interested in seeking proposals in the following areas:
-Identification of distinct Art Zone (i.e.: entryways, banners, etc.)
-Installation art
-Performance art
-Public interventions

Fees & Resources
Each project selected will be allocated an artist’s fee (in line with CARFAC schedules) and production budget. Costs such as travel and accommodation, where necessary, may be covered and will be addressed on an individual basis. Production assistance may also be available. Supercrawl will also be assigning significant resources to promotion of the event and selected artists leading up to the festival, and during the event. The festival will provide schedule signage, produce posters and handbills, and include programming details both in printed materials and on the Supercrawl website. Audiences are estimated at approximately 50,000 to 75,000 people over the duration of the performance day.

Submissions should be sent via email to:
Subject line: Your_Name_Supercrawl_Art_2018

For more information and application details:

Open Call for Online Commission | Mural Online Platform with ISIS Arts, UK

Application deadline: 25 February, midnight

This is a call for work from Artists to test and explore the potential for the Mural online platform as a tool for artists. If you are successful we will contact you with login details and a set of instructions. Successful projects will be used to showcase what is possible with Mural. Final work will be shared via the ISIS Arts Website.

Mural is an exciting new online platform that simplifies the presentation of visually rich, engaging stories online. The partnership between the Mural development team and ISIS Arts has grown from the use of an early version of the platform to share artwork and stories from CORNERS, a multi partner European project. ISIS Arts are the UK partner for CORNERS and developed the CORNERS Live platform as an exciting hybrid exhibition, broadcast and collaborative online space for artists and global audiences to connect and share their experiences. Go to: / to see an example of how it can be used.

ISIS Arts are now partnering with the Mural team as an Innovation Partner to test Mural as useful tool for artists and cultural organisations. At its simplest Mural is a digital storytelling platform that expands upon a journalistic format known as ‘longform’, and can combine audio, still image, text and video in a full-screen format.But we are excited to see what other possibilities the platform offers in the hands of creative practitioners.

This call is open to all artists, technologists and digital makers regardless of nationality, age, or career stage.

There is a one-off commission fee of €250.00 (to include research and all stages of production for the work). This is a micro commission opportunity which is reflected in the fee. It is intended to cover one day’s work so please bear that in mind when submitting your proposal. It is a way for us to test the platform and get to know you as we continue to develop Mural.

Please send the following information:

● Title and description of commission proposal for Mural (150 words maximum)
● 3 links to past work and a link to your website if you have one.
● Relevant bio – 50 words
● Contact details

For more information

Open Call | February 2018 Issue, Dek Unu Magazine, Online

Application deadline: 20 January

Non-profit, non-advertising Dek Unu Magazine provides respectful and respectable presentation for adventurous and accomplished photo-based artists. Dek Unu focuses exclusively on the visual, providing space for one artist at a time to show serious work in depth, themed and curated by the artist alone.

This call is for both the January issue of the magazine.

Works must be previously unpublished. If selected you grant Dek Unu first serial rights on accepted work after which publication rights revert to the artist. If work is reprinted, Dek Unu Magazine ask to be acknowledged as the place of initial publication. Ownership of copyright for images always remains with the artist. Dek Unu may distribute copies of the issue in electronic (pdf) form to subscribers, and may retain the issue in which the work appears indefinitely both on the Dek Unu website and on any other digital archive that Dek Unu might use.

Please note Dek Unu does not pay contributors. Full terms of publication on the website.

Current issue and guidelines are at:

Open Call | BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists’ Market, Gateshead, UK

Deadline for submissions for exhibitors’ stalls: 18 February 2018, 23.59

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is delighted to announce BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists’ Market 2018. This is an open submission event for artists, small press publishers, colleges and universities. The market will explore the relevance and value of print culture as well as giving artists the opportunity to sell their work.

The market will take place on Saturday 21 April 2018, 11.00-18.00, at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Prices for stalls are: Individual artist/imprint/collective: £25 or £12.50 for half/shared table. College/university: £50. Exhibitors’ stalls are 90 x 180cm approx (full-size)

This opportunity is open to all artists.
Due to the high number of applications we regret that we will be unable to contact artists who are not selected for the fair. We appreciate enormously the time and effort we know goes into every application and thank you for your interest in BALTIC.

A written proposal of no longer than 250 words, a CV and images (jpegs) should be submitted online: balticcentreforcontemporaryart.submittable

Open Call | Doctoral Scholarship East Street Arts and University of Leeds

Application deadline: 9 March

East Street Arts is currently developing Guild, a four year project (2018–2022) conducted with significant national and international partners, funded through Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.

Guild is focused on developing sustainable artists’ spaces, and examining their value and impact on the national cultural landscape. Guild will support the growth of innovative operating models for artists and art spaces by providing learning programmes that are embedded within localities, and by working directly with decision- and policy-makers.

Working alongside East Street Arts and within the School of Performance and Cultural Industries we welcome proposals for doctoral research that will critically engage with Guild’s themes and aims.

The scholarship will commence in October 2018. It will provide maintenance (around £14,000 p.a.) and cover Home-EU fees for a period of three years. There are extensive, well-established networks which the researcher will be able to access through East Street Arts as well as within the School of Performance and Cultural Industries and the Cultural Institute, and across the University of Leeds.

Researching Guild: critical approaches to artists’ spaces, sustainability and regeneration

Supervised by Dr Jonathan Ward and Dr Leila Jancovich (School of Performance and Cultural Industries) with East Street Arts.

Please contact Dr Jonathan Ward, for further details about the project.

For more information and to apply please visit: