Category: Opportunities International

Open Call | LASA – Laboratorio Artistico de San Agustín, Cuba

Deadline: 13 May 2017

More than 70 artists from different parts of the world have worked in the Artistic Laboratory of San Agustín- LASA since it was created in 2008. The organisers have invited artists, architects, scientists, musicians, actors, theater directors among others to work in the specific context that is San Agustín neighborhood, located in Havana city’s outskirts. These artistic projects carried out outside cultural institutions have increased people’s awareness of contemporary art. At the same time, the projects have turned the territory into an open air workshop where artists and the public interact with each other. Local inhabitants take part in the process of creative activity and improve the research about the neighborhood’s identity in order to promote its cultural life.

After exploring the context of San Agustín neighborhood through a series of artistic projects related to senses, the organisers try to get into local inhabitants by means of a research based on psychology, specifically based on Abraham Maslow’s study; hence the name PUBLIC SESSIONS.

Open Call | Exhibition and Residency at bb15, Austria   Recently updated !

Deadline: 30 May

bb15 is an alternative, non-commercial location for the arts, which encourages experimental approaches. With roughly 100m² in the city centre of Linz, bb15 provides a regular program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, discussions and concerts. Alongside the main program of events, stand alone solo and group exhibitions are also hosted. In addition the space is regularly used in-house as studio and place of production. International co-operations with similar institutions as well as an annual artist in residence- program concludes the repertoire.

The call is open to artists who work at the interface between sound, music and auditory research / practice. The organisers are looking for exhibition concepts that explore the specific artistic possibilities and potentials of sound in the context of contemporary fine art. Two selected artists will have the opportunity to realize their exhibition concepts during a two-week artist-in-residence stay. This call includes no media restrictions – installation-based, sculptural, multimedia or performative works are all welcome. The use of sound is not mandatory. The specific interests of bb15 include: sonification, voice, spatial perception, noise, drone, soundscapes, HiFi / LoFi, field recordings.

There is a € 1000.- all-in budget per residency. This budget includes all costs such as travel, equipment, catering and artist fees. Artists will be provided with free accommodation and workplace at the premises of bb15. The residency entails the realization of a solo exhibition at bb15. bb15 will provide technical and curatorial support plus advertising and announcement for the exhibition.

For more information and to apply online:

Open Call | Nantes Creative Generations Forum 2017 France

Deadline: 1 June 2017

Open call to artists between 18 and 30 years who have a project that strengthens the notion of citizenship in your city. We would like to invite you to share it and take part in a gathering of over 60 participants from all over Europe, participating in workshops, festive and cultural moments.

These are the conditions to participate to the Forum to be held on 25-28 October 2017:

  • To be aged between 18 and 30 years old
  • To live and/or develop a project in Nantes Métropole or a Member state of the Council of Europe (+ Belarus)
  • To present a concrete initiative
  • To fill in the application form to be launched every year in spring.

Selection of projects :

  • Each year, 30 projects are presented : 10 from Nantes and 20 from all of Europe
  • Projects must contribute to strengthen the notion of “living together”, involve a “citizenship” approach in tits general sense and develop an original approach.
  • They can be linked to a large range of thematics : environment, health, education, culture, sport, intercultural dialogue, fight again discriminations, media, etc.
  • Projects must be concrete initiatives (Or at least in an advanced stage of reflection if not yet realized)


Transport, accommodation and food costs of European participants are covered by Nantes Métropole (Maximum 2 participants per project). Please note that selected participants are asked to book their transport tickets themselves. The organization will then refund travel expenses up to 400 Euros per person, according to the original receipts and tickets sent by the participants. Refunds are provided approximatively 2 months after the Forum.

For more information and to download application form:

Open Call | Toyota Foundation International Grant Program 2017

Deadline: 20 June 2017

The grant program focuses on deepening mutual understanding and knowledge-sharing among people on the ground in East and Southeast Asia* who are finding solutions to shared issues. Through promoting direct interaction among key players, the grant program aims to survey and analyze situations in target countries, obtain new perspectives, and expand the potential of future generations.

With multinational teams comprised of participants from diverse backgrounds, projects can avoid conventional linear relationships, such as “supporter and supported” or “instructor and trainee,” and instead form cooperative and creative alliances that consider, act on, and construct solutions to shared issues. The grant program anticipates that these partnerships, which extend beyond such factors as nationality, age, and organizational affiliation, will produce significant social change through fostering a process of mutual learning.

Thematic areas:

A. Multigenerational and Multicultural Inclusion in Communities
B. Creating New Culture: Toward a Common Platform for Asia
C. Open Field

Open Call | STARTAS International Contemporary Art Festival, Lithuania

Deadline: 1 June 2017

The Culture Center of Rokiškis is for the first time organising the international contemporary art festival STARTAS and is curently looking for various artists to present their works. International contemporary art festival STARTAS aims to develop new international relationships and establish collaboration between Lithuanian and foreign artists, performers, dancers, visual artists, and etc. The organisers are looking for site specific projects to be presented at the festival (indoors – outdoors). . Festival is taking place in Rokiškis from 3 – 9 July 2017.

What is offered:

  • Accommodation
  • Catering
  • Technical support for the project
  • Project, performance fee (negotiable) / travel cost up to 150 EUR

For more information and to apply online:

Open Call for Emerging Artists | BLOOOM Award, Germany

Application deadline: 31 July

BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER, Germany’s biggest international competition for emerging artists, is now open for entries for 2017.

The competition funded by Warsteiner brewery is a steppingstone for emerging artists and offers young artists from all around the world the possibility to gain a foothold in the international art market via personal mentorings, exhibitions and travels to important art fairs in the whole world.

The organizers are looking for artists who knowingly work at the interfaces between art and creative industries, whose works blur boundaries of traditional forms of expression. The competition is completely open for any topic and artistic form of expression.

Since its beginning in 2010, BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER emphasizes interdisciplinarity, power of innovation, courage and progressiveness. For the last edition, more than 2,000 artists applied from 84 countries. For the first time in 2017, a special prize for the category music video will be awarded.

For one year, the winner will be actively supported in his career: As part of a one-year mentoring by one of the jury members, the winner defines goals with the mentor to boost his career. Next steps are planned together and the winner benefits from the contacts and experience of his mentor. Additionally, the first place receives a travel to Art Basel in Miami or Hong Kong including 1,500 Euro pocket money. The second place gets the chance to exhibit in a selected gallery and a travel to Art Paris and the winner of the third place enjoys a one-day mentoring. All ten finalists get the chance to exhibit their works during BLOOOM – the one artist show, that counted 37,000 visitors last year.

Register and apply online:
If you have any questions please send a mail to

Open Call | Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship, Washington DC

Application deadline: 4 May

The Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is a nine-month program in Washington DC, established to provide emerging artists with time and space to explore new ideas and ambitious projects in an environment of independent learning, study, and collaboration. The fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists who desire to develop projects that promote social impact, and for those who want to grow as leaders in the field of socially-engaged art. Halcyon Arts Lab accepts six national or international fellows and two DC-resident fellows in each year of the program.

Fellows accepted into the program will have access to the following:

-A dedicated studio to concentrate on independent learning and creative practice
-$18k financial scholarship to support project expenses and living costs
-Nine months of free offsite residential accommodation (eligible for non-DC residents only)
-A curriculum of classes that provides skills training in negotiating, marketing, and fundraising
-Mentorship and critique from experienced arts professionals
-Workshops and lectures with a broad content of art topics in the public realm, from urban planning and policy, to design thinking and social justice
-The chance to mentor DC high school students, providing guidance, instruction and inspiration to the next generation
-Opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, social entrepreneurs and our program partner organizations in Washington, DC

For more information see:

Open Call | Art Worlds Articles for Artquest

Art Worlds gives an insider, day-in-the-life view of the current realities of living and working as an artist in different places around the world.

Interested in writing for Artquest about your local art scene? We actively seek short insights into how you work and sustain your practice, specific to your geographic location, the kind of work you make and your situation.

We’re looking for the practical and the philosophical, for artists who can be honest about how their practice works on a day-to-day level, and how their life circumstances have altered their work (or vice versa).

In return, we offer up to £200 per article, display up to 4 images / audio / film of your work, and promote your current projects on our Twitter and Facebook networks and email newsletter.

Unchain Our Hearts | Call for Glass Artists

24 April 2017

‘Unchain Our hearts’ are looking to commission between 5-40 blown glass hearts, we would like the artists to produce the works in their own style, at a minimum of 40cm in diameter/ height.
The glass hearts will be displayed weighted by heavy chains, with a central 3d printed replica heart inside that will work with light & audio. We have 2 festival locations confirmed in England & Scotland, & look for the project to organically grow.

The project is about connection, collaborating, communication & unity through diversity. We are living in turbulent social, political, economic times & I feel compelled to bring artists together to bring social change or provocation through Art.

We will commission each heart and are looking for participants globally, but will start with the much closer to home issue we are all trying to deal with.

Many Thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing from you. Please get in touch for further detail, each commission will be cost at the artists specification upon dimension/ time developing/ travel/ materials.
At the ‘heart’ of the project is celebrating individuality yet connecting in unity. We want diversity, we want your own stamp on your work.

We are in talks to exhibit in central Edinburgh & as part of Hull’s city of culture, tbc.–europe/1208

Open Call | Peer-to-peer scheme round 2, European Creative Hubs’ Network

Deadline: 23 April 2017

The P2P scheme is a mobility exchange programme to support the development and networking of creative hubs leaders across Europe. It is set-up to help creative hubs staff (leaders, founders, managers, projects or platform leads, community managers, etc.) benefit from a work experience in a different creative hub, with the aim of sharing knowledge or setting up collaborative projects.

The Peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange scheme sets up to boost collaborative work and knowledge exchange between creative hubs in Europe. By supporting the mobility of creative hub leaders to other hubs, we enable learning and exchange of best practices, and foster international collaboration and co-creation. P2P is an activity of the European Creative Hubs Network, which is co-funded by the European Commission. This activity is led by the British Council.

Open Call for Emerging Artists | Fresh, Rural Arts Gallery, North Yorkshire

Submission deadline: 7 April, 5pm

Rural Arts Gallery are looking for emerging artists to feature in ‘Fresh’, an exhibition of cross disciplinary artworks to be showcased in our unique and contemporary art space, Rural Arts, The Courthouse Gallery, Thirsk.

Artists are invited to submit work from a wide range of media to include painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, glass, sculpture and installation. The exhibition space is flexible enough to show film and projections as well as more conventional work.

Rural Arts Gallery are also seeking artists who are interested in leading talks, workshops during the exhibition to present their ideas and experience as part of their submission.

All artworks will be for sale, there is no artist fee for exhibiting, a commission of 25% will be taken for works sold.

Prize winner will recieve a ‘solo exhibition’ at Rural Arts.

To submit works please send 6 (high quality jpg’s) image’s – including, title, medium, size and price together with artist, working image and statement (50-100 words)

Successful artists will be notified by: Tuesday 11 April
Works to be delivered to the gallery: Thursday 20 April between 9am – 5pm

Open Call | Residency/Commission at madeinroath, Wales

Deadline for applications: Friday 31 March, 5pm

madeinroath are looking for expressions of interest from artists with an interest in growing, eating, ecology, sustainability, public and social spaces and community engagement within contemporary practice. We have secured funding to look at developing the cultural and community offer of public, community garden spaces within Roath, and have identified two gardens to work with – Mackintosh Community Garden and Plasnewydd Community Garden (Shelley Gardens) – as well as space and time to develop and research within g39 gallery’s Unit(e) programme.

The appointed artist will spend a period of time researching and working with community garden users to develop the project reflecting the community needs and interests. There will be a series of skill share workshops (run alongside a madeinroath artist/workshop leader) which may feed into this research. The potential outcomes of the project are wide ranging and are not predetermined – they could include performance, the development of physical structures, open discussions, joint meals, seed exchanges etc. We are asking for new work or new developments on previous projects.

As part of the commission the artist will be expected to work with g39 to deliver three workshops and one seminar within their Unit(e) programme. The content and format of these workshops is open to development through the project research. You will also need have a physically present and open working relationship with both community gardens and their users.

There is £3000 fee available to the artist, as well as a budget for materials. Support in development of ideas will be offered by the WARP programme at g39, as well as 24 hour access to a studio space and to the Unit(e) programme of peer learning and professional crits. We expect the fee to cover around 1 – 1.5 days per week over the 6 months, however this will be flexible to the needs of the project and the appointed artist.

For more information see:

Open Call | Audio Work Required for Artists and Friends Podcast, London

Deadline: Rolling

Artists and Friends is a Podcast that reviews current digital and physical exhibitions. The show is also focused around discussing ideas surrounding art, as well as talking about curation and interviewing emerging artists and curators. Podcasts can be found on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube

We are looking for artists to submit audio artworks to be featured on the show. After the work has been played it will be discussed by hosts and our guests in a round-table format. We will introduce the selected artist with an artist bio and a summary of their most recent and upcoming projects. The artists in question will also be featured on our social media accounts.

We try to keep the length Podcasts between 30-45 minutes; consequently we can only accept audio works that are under 5 minutes in length. Although, we will accept works up to 10 minutes in length in exceptional circumstances, so don’t be deterred from applying if your work is over 5 minutes.

This is an opportunity with a rolling deadline. The artists we select will be selected from the overall submissions list, meaning that if you are not selected one week, you may still be selected on another occasion. We will make sure to notify you before we release any Podcasts featuring your work.


Call for Papers | The Black Artists + Modernism Conference at Van Abbemuseum

Deadline for proposals: 31 March

The Black Artists + Modernism research project is pleased to announce the forthcoming conference, Conceptualism – Intersectional Readings, International Framings, in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum. The conference will take place from Friday 8th December to Saturday 9th December 2017 at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

We invite proposals from artists, academics and curators that focus on a specific artwork or artistic practice, to address the indicative themes and questions below:

  • How do artists like Nil Yalter, David Medalla, and Stanley Brouwn, amongst others, approach and engage with Conceptualism?
  • How are formations of race, class, gender and sexuality addressed through Conceptualist art practices in Europe after 1968 and among emerging contemporary artists such as Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc?
  • How can Conceptualism be understood anew through intersectional readings and international framings?
  • How have public collections contested mainstream white male-dominated definitions of Conceptualism in Europe?
  • How does the term ‘Black’ resonate, if at all, within discourses of Conceptualism and modernism across specific European regions and contexts?

Please submit proposals by email as a single Word document, comprising an abstract (max 500 words) and a short biography (300 words) by Friday 31st March 2017. Proposals should be sent to:

Successful applicants will be notified by 31st May 2017

For more information about the Black Artists and Modernism project and call for papers, please visit

If you have any queries, please contact Sophie Orlando at

For more information about the Van Abbemuseum, please visit

Open Call | Poster Project from IG BILDENDE KUNST, Vienna

Application deadline: 18 April

IG BILDENDE KUNST are looking for designs, sketches and ideas for posters that make pithy statements, or express demands or wishes in the context of the challenges facing artists with child care responsibilities. A jury will choose between three and six proposals which will then be produced. At the end of June 2017 these will begin make their way into public spaces beginning with the IG BILDENDE KUNST gallery in Vienna.

The art business poses a whole series of challenges for parenting artists concerned with having to care for children. In workshops and interviews the IG BILDENDE KUNST asked artist parents about their experiences, exchanged information and collected examples of best practice. Residency programmes, time management and insufficient payment for artistic work were recurring issues as were alternative models for gender-specific relationships of inequality that affected (not only) the art world. So the question is how can being a parent be reconciled with being an artist?

With a decentralised poster project we want to make the statements, wishes and demands more widely known by taking them out of the IG BILDENDE KUNST offices. We want to produce three to six different posters, make them freely available and invite anyone interested to participate in their distribution.

We’re looking for designs, sketches and ideas for posters and whether in a visual or textual form, all are welcome. But whatever form they take they should be digital and capable of conveying a good idea. It might be a file with a poster design, a photograph of a hand-drawn sketch, a couple of sentences that formulate the idea for a poster design, a proposed text for a statement (including a description of the imagined implementation) and so on. A print-ready product is only necessary as the next step, i.e. after the jury selection process.

A jury will select three to six proposals. The poster designs can visualise their positions and demands critically, amusingly or poetically. They should bear in mind the need for a gender sensitive approach and refrain from reproducing mechanisms of social exclusion.

With the delivery of a print-ready file those submitting the selected works will receive a fee of 400 Euro and a free one-year membership of the IG BILDENDE KUNST (valued at 69 Euro).

Submissions by email to:

For more information see:

Open Call | Artcite Inc. Exhibition Programme, Ontario, Canada

Artcite Inc., an artist-run centre for the contemporary arts, is situated in a large store front space located in downtown Windsor, Ontario, Canada a border city that benefits from cross cultural exchange with Detroit, Michigan.

Artcite feature new and experimental art production in all media and welcome submissions from artists for recent or proposed new work as well as curatorial proposals from artists, curators and collectives. Off-site exhibition areas (indoor or outdoor) may also be arranged for mounting special projects, performances and site-specific works.

Artcite recommend that applicants view their exhibition archive that provides an overview of past programming at Artcite. They encourage submissions that make full use of the highly visible gallery space to engage the public.

Open Call | The Clunker – Art Vending Machine, Norwich, UK

Deadline for submissions: 20 March

The Clunker is an art themed vending machine which allows artists and art lovers to enjoy accessible and affordable artworks in a social and casual environment.

We are looking for a variety of artists to exhibit alongside one another in a vending machine format, each able to have their work on display for sale.

This will primarily begin in Norwich, Norfolk – the machine then making a tour around the country to a number of other locations. (TBC) Each artist will need to design their contribution to a vending machine friendly size – no bigger than a bottle of soft drink or chocolate bar. These could be prints, mini-sculptures, or any object that would suit presentation to a wide public of all ages. Dependent on the size of the work, we would be looking for artists who could contribute multiples or a selection of works to keep the machine stocked and more engaging to audiences. These do not necessarily have to be ‘copies’, they can be as diverse as the artist wants them to be.

Open Call | Saltaire Arts Trail 2017, Bradford

Deadline for submissions: 12 March

Open call for a programme of light-based and digital art commissions for Saltaire Arts Trail 2017. Saltaire Arts Trail is a community arts event organised by Saltaire Inspired and held annually on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. In 2017 the dates of the Arts Trail will be from 27 to 29 May.

The Arts Trail offers an imaginative visual arts programme, celebrating the village’s rich heritage, and offering opportunities to both emerging and established artists. It prides itself in reaching out to new audiences and making art accessible to all by using imaginative venues – the internationally recognised Salts Mill, public buildings, the homes of Saltaire residents and outdoor spaces around Saltaire, to display visual art outside of traditional settings, as well as delivering new exhibitions and commissions.

In 2017, a successful grant application to Arts Council England (subject to final confirmation) means that Saltaire Inspired is able to add a new dimension to the Arts Trail – a programme of light-based and digital art events.

Open Call for Audio Work | Artists and Friends Podcast

Deadline for submissions: 12 March

Artists and Friends is a Podcast started by artists Sid and Jim that reviews current digital and physical exhibitions. The show is also focused around discussing ideas surrounding art, as well as talking about curation and interviewing emerging artists and curators. Podcasts can be found on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube

We are looking for artists to submit audio artworks to be featured on the show. After the work has been played it will be discussed by hosts and our guests in a round-table format. We will introduce the selected artist with an artist bio and a summary of their most recent and upcoming projects. The artists in question will also be featured on our social media accounts.

We try to keep the length Podcasts between 30-45 minutes; consequently we can only accept audio works that are under 5 minutes in length. Although, we will accept works up to 10 minutes in length in exceptional circumstances, so don’t be deterred from applying if your work is over 5 minutes.

This is an opportunity with a rolling deadline. The artists we select will be selected from the overall submissions list, meaning that if you are not selected one week, you may still be selected on another occasion. We will make sure to notify you before we release any Podcasts featuring your work.


Submit here:–open-call/1033

Open Call | International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art 2017, Bulgaria

Application deadline: 12 March, midnight Bulgarian time (GMT+2)

At a time when the news sound like jokes, humour might well be the best response to reality. Subversive, troubling or liberating, it has played an essential role in art since the time of the avant-garde.

The Biennial was launched in 1973 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria and in that time humour was the only excuse to present contemporary art work from both sides of the Iron Curtain. It is organised by the Museum of Humour and Satire and to date is the only international art forum showcasing the use of humour in contemporary art. It has two major sections – one for contemporary art and one for cartoon.