Category: Opportunities International

Open Call | HOPE IS MAYBE Exhibiton, Munich

Application deadline: 22 December

HOPE IS MAYBE is a growing exhibition, based on interviews with asylum seekers, demonstrating its fluency of interpretations. It will first be shown in Munich at the Jesuit Refugee Home and at Munich International Airport. Both exhibitions are the foundation for a catalogue.

HOPE is hardly to be defined. What do we HOPE for? Does HOPE depend on the country of origin? Our language? Our education? Our faith? Our personal emotions? HOPE IS MAYBE.

Michael Haerteis at COLLABORATIVE CREATIVITY has initiated this public art project in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service in Munich and is supported by the Chaplaincy at Munich Airport and Misereor Aachen.

Based on interviews with asylum seekers, Michael has collected prominent statements that center around these questions. In a next step, artists are now invited to choose a citation from the list, reflect on it, and create or share an artwork, which will become part of the exhibition.

View the list of citations and apply here:

If you should be interested in submitting work please keep the following in mind: Due to the nature of the project, the organisers cannot exhibit original works of art. Any submitted artwork will be reproduced to meet the requirements of any exhibition location. Any submission needs to be digitally transferred in the highest possible resolution – ideally 300 dpi at original scale.

Open Call | European Prize of Applied Arts and Shortlist Exhibition

Application deadline: 15 February

The European Prize for Applied Arts celebrates the work of artists in the field of applied arts and design-led crafts and living in a European country. The initiative recognises excellence in craftsmanship and includes an exhibition of selected work and two awards.

The “Master Prize” Prize of the Ministry of Culture of the Federation Wallonia- Brussels of €3,500 will be awarded to the author of a masterpiece in any craft based material.
The “Young Talent Prize”, Prize of the World Crafts Council-Europe of € 3,000 will be awarded to a young artist displaying excellence in the realisation of a piece of work through the manipulation of materials.

Both prizes will be awarded on the basis of artistic and technical skill and demonstrate originality and innovation in response to the theme “Monumentality – Fragility”. The theme is selected to coincide with an exhibition devoted to Niki de Saint-Phalle at the Art Museum of Mons. De Saint-Phalle’s work can be described as both monumental and fragile, the strong colour palette, exuberant proportions, the power and the violence allude to a monumental character from which a palpable fragility is released.

The European Prize for Applied Arts Exhibition of selected work will take place from 20th October 2018 until 20th January 2019, at the Grand Hall of the Anciens Abattoirs of the City Mons, Belgium and subject to funding will tour to the National Design and Craft Gallery, Ireland in early 2019.

The European Prize for Applied Arts is organised by the WCC•BF, in partnership with the City Mons and WCC-Europe. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels.

Participation Fee:
Participation in the competition is free for members of World Crafts Council – Europe and members of associations belonging to WCC-Europe (including the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland).
Non-members will be charged a fee of 50 Euros to cover administration costs. This fee is payable by the artist as soon as s/he is informed of selection by the organisers.

For terms and conditions and to apply online visit:

Open Call | January Issue, Dek Unu Magazine, Online

Application deadline: 20 December

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 for Publication | WomenCinemakers Biennale 2018

Submission deadline: 28 February 2018

WomenCinemakers is now accepting submissions from female filmmakers, directors, producers and performers for its new annual showcase publication. Women producers, writers and directors from around the world will have the opportunity to present their films to a broad, English-reading audience.

With a mixture of newcomers and established film professionals, WomenCinemakers’ annual anthologies have featured more than 100 artists over the years, with many of them competing at international film festivals including Cannes, Berlin and Venice.

WomenCinemakers is looking for shorts, documentaries and feature films written, directed or produced by women. Films can be entered within four categories: independent cinema, documentary, dance video and experimental cinema.

To submit a film, please fill in the online form at, and include a link to the video and a short description or synopsis of your work

Please note:
There are no entry fees. WomenCinemakers is a not profit project: they accept small donations in order to support the independence of their project, that is absolutely free from any kind of paid ads. A donation from selected artists is not mandatory: if a selected artist is interested in being featured in the publication but cannot afford to donate the organisers have stated it will not be a problem.

Open Call | Creative Europe Policy Project – Cultural and Creative Spaces and Cities

Application deadline: 5 February 2018

In line with Regulation No 1295/2013, the 2018 Annual Work Programme for the implementation of the Creative Europe programme foresees the launch of a call for proposals for cultural and creative spaces and cities. This call will support innovation in the cultural and creative sectors, with EUR 1,5 million allocated to the development of an action addressing this specific objective. The grant agreement resulting from this call for proposals will be allocated to one single project.

As specified in the Work Programme, the present action addresses creative hubs (A creative hub is an infrastructure or venue that uses a part of its leasable or available space for networking, organisational and business development to the cultural and creative sectors. Many co-working spaces in the creative sector also refer to themselves as “creative hubs”), which have recently and rapidly developed in numerous cities throughout the EU. Apart from creative hubs, the present action should provide support to cultural and creative spaces as well as other stakeholders in particular at the local level, including local, municipal and regional authorities.

The present call for proposals aims at strengthening existing networks and individual cultural and creative stakeholders, facilitate the interaction among them, two-way hands-on policy learning with concrete results, studies and examples of best practice.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | HUSTLE Exhibition, Science Gallery Lab, Detroit

Application deadline: 15 December

Science Gallery Lab Detroit is seeking proposals for up to 20 works for HUSTLE, a free exhibition that explores what it means to work hard or get worked over. Provisional exhibition dates are early June 2018 – late August 2018.

About the Exhibition:
The spirit of the hustle has become an unofficial rallying cry for Detroit. Historically, the city has symbolized both the American dream and blue collar grit, developing a reputation for the resilience of its people in the face of everything from economic recession to civil rights issues. Art, music, entrepreneurship, and activism are just a few of the ways that Detroit’s people have broadcast their hustle with ingenuity, yearning, and pride.

Proposals may be new or existing works, and will be funded up to a maximum budget of $3,300, which should include all artist fees, materials, equipment, shipping, travel, etc. Please note that these are maximum amounts and we enthusiastically welcome proposals that come in below the maximum budget.

Open Call for Curators | The Fact Finder, Berlin

Application deadline: 15 January

The Fact Finder invites curators to introduce their curatorial practices with the prospect of future collaborations. The Fact Finder is a Berlin located artist-run space dedicated to works that rely on unmediated, first-hand experiences the artists go through while aiming to better understand a specific topic, fact or everyday life aspect. Field research / immersive journalism / flâneur-ism / archiving / voyaging / empathising are examples of the processes we regard as fact-finding missions, among others. Our focus is on works involving a long-term commitment, preferably having an archiving/serial character and reflecting the strong engagement of their authors in communicating their findings.

If you are a curator whose practice and interests resonate with The Fact Finder, please send:

  •  Curatorial Resume (PDF file)
  •  Additional documentation (attached images, videos or links)
  •  Proposed project for the Fact Finder (exhibition period 2018-2019)

at the following e-mail address:

For each exhibition, The Fact Finder will offer technical support, promotion, and production budget subject to potential funding, discussed on a case-by-case basis.

The Fact Finder
Art Space
Kurfürstenstraße 21-22, 10785 Berlin

Open Call | WMA Commisions 2017/18: Transition, Hong Kong

Application deadline: 15 December, 8am

The WMA Commission, one of the most recognised commissions focusing on photography, is inviting entries for proposals from artists and photographers from both Hong Kong and the international community to create new research-based photography work in Hong Kong, focusing on the theme of “Transition”. Project proposals must contextually relate to both the theme and to Hong Kong. A five-member selection panel will choose the WMA Commission Recipient, who will be awarded a HK$250,000 grant. The grant will contribute towards the production of the successful proposal and a public event featuring the completed work, which will be given a place in the WMA Collection. The WMA Commission is a part of the WMA programme.

By facilitating and supporting original, creative interpretations of “Transition”, the WMA Commission encourages a unique perspective on how Hong Kong is affected by the theme that has global implications, while increasing public awareness and knowledge. The HK$250,000 grant covers artist fees, creation (including such activities as research, travel and production; resources such as an assistant or translator and daily expenses) and a public event. It does not include accommodation for overseas artists or venue costs for public presentation, which are covered by the organiser. Overseas participants should ensure that they are able to stay for at least one month for the project and also set aside time for the public presentation.

Project period: June 2018 – June 2019 (1 year)

For more information and to apply online visit:

Open Call | Freedom of the Body, Friday Island Event, Luxembourg

Application deadline: 22 December

FRIDAY ISLAND is looking for artists (from Luxembourg and abroad) working in any medium (performing arts, fine arts, video/film, literature, etc.) for its next event, taking place on February 23rd, 2018, at “Unité Vivo”, housing structure for youngsters in Luxembourg.

‘Unité Vivo’ is one of the housing structures of Solidarité Jeunes, an association active in the social and educational domain, whose goal is helping children and young adults in some kind of social or family difficulties. The Friday Island – ‘Freedom of the Body’ venue will be the underground car park of the housing structure ‘Unité Vivo’.

Pictures of the event’s venue can be asked by sending an email to

The theme of the event is FREEDOM OF THE BODY. The theme should be approached in a critical way in relation to social/political/philosophical perspectives. The artistic contributions can take any form of expression as long as they question the theme and suggest a non-conform point of view.

The artistic propositions have to relate to the theme in an incontestable way.

Selected artists receive:

  • artist fee of €600
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • travel contribution up to €150

Decision: January 5th, 2018
Event Opening: February 23rd, 2018, 6:00 pm at ‘Unité Vivo’, housing structure of Solidarité Jeunes asbl (15, rue Leemerwee, L-1954, Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Please, refer to the Facebook page FRIDAY ISLAND to read the complete text of the call for proposals:

Open Call | Artspace Exhibition Programme, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Application deadline: 9 December

Artspace is dedicated to presenting work from contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. The centre strives to present art that reflects and promotes the diversity of cultural and political perspectives that shape contemporary art practices. Submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior artists whose works is alternative, experimental and/or critically engaged are welcome. The centre welcomes submissions from individual artists, curators, and collectives to apply with new or existing exhibition proposals. Artspace is seeking proposals for Gallery 1 and 2, as well as offsite projects relevant to the centre’s mandate. All submissions must be made using Artspace’s online submission system.

Artspace provides curatorial support, installation assistance, insurance, promotion, and documentation of exhibitions, and when budgets allow, commission critical essays to accompany selected projects. Artspace is committed to paying artist and copyright fees according to the guidelines established by CARFAC.

You will be asked to include the following in your proposal:

  • Proposal/Project Description (1 page max)
  • Technical Requirements
  • Artist Statement (250 words max)
  • Artist Bio (250 words max)
  • Current CV (3 pages max)
  • Visual Support Material with Support Material List (15 images max)

All submissions should be made online

For more information see:

Open Call | Pendle Sculpture Trail, Lancashire

Application deadline: Friday 24 November, 12 noon.

Pendle Sculpture Trail is a popular visitor attraction near Barley in the district of Pendle in Lancashire. It has a number of artwork creations which were placed in their woodland setting of Aitken Wood in 2012. It originally involved the work of four different artists. For a map of the site and the sort of artwork on this trail please look at the trail leaflet which can viewed and downloaded from

As part of the development of this trail they are intending to expand it with the installation of additional artwork creations and sculptures. They are inviting artists to provide a quotation or quotations for pieces that you would like to be part of this trail. The price quoted should include on-site installation costs, and would include, before award of contract, a Method Statement/Risk Assessment on how you would safely and securely install your piece in the woodland.

In order to guide artists better they have set out some guide prices for the artwork in approximate ranges.

  • Small pieces – £250 to £1000 each – 10 pieces in this category in total
    (Total min value £2,500 max value £10,000)
  • Medium pieces – £1000 to £2000 – 10 pieces in this category in total
    (Total min value £10,000 max value £20,000)
  • Large scale – £2000 to £5000 – 10 pieces in this category in total
    (Total min value £20,000 max value £50,000)

Total overall project value. Min £32,500 Max £82,500.
Artists may apply to create any number of pieces in any number of categories.

Please provide a price quotation for each sculpture or piece of artwork you wish to submit. The Quotation price should include all labour, transport and expenses required to complete the job. Please also provide an estimated timescale for implementing the piece/s (an estimate of number of hours to make and install your work). The quotation/s should be accompanied by pictures or sketches showing the idea/s for your artwork.

For more information and to download a submission form visit:

Open Call | NordArt International Exhibition and Competition, Germany

Deadline for applications: 30 November

Kunstwerk Carlshütte is calling for applications for the NordArt 2018 International Exhibition of Visual Arts, inviting artists from all around the world to submit their entry.

As an internationally established forum for cultural education and exchange, the NordArt has dedicated itself to the task of enhancing mutual understanding through the language of art. It ranks among the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe.

Each year one artist is awarded the NordArt-Prize — worth 10,000 Euro — with the aim to support the art and culture scene. A Public Choice Award is awarded as well, thanks to the votes the visitors of the NordArt cast to their favorite artist. The 2018 Exhibition is scheduled for 9 June – 7 October 2018.

Each year the exhibition is preceded by the international NordArt Symposium. Approximately 10 artists are invited to attend the symposium and create large works (sculpture, installation, painting) for the current NordArt.

The NordArt annual art exhibition is taking place since 1999, with about 200 selected artists from all over the world.

For more information and application details see:

Open Call | Artquest Art Worlds Article Commission

Interested in writing about your local art scene?

Art Worlds is Artquest’s new series of articles written by artists for artists, exploring the world of an individual artist. Artquest are seeking short insights into how you work and sustain your practice in your specific geographic location. In return Artquest offer up to £200 per article, display images of your work and promote your current projects.

To submit, you must be signed up to Artquest’s Exchange platform (no fee), which allows artists all over the world to connect and collaborate.

One artist’s proposal will be selected every other month. To be eligible to apply to write for Art Worlds you must be

a practising visual artist, who has been practising outside of university study for at least 5 years
not currently a student
a member of Exchange

Read the submission guidelines and join Exchange to apply:

Open Call | Chroniques 2018, International Biennial, France

Application deadline: 17 December

In preparation of “Chroniques” an international biennial dedicated to new media art and digital culture, Seconde Nature and ZINC create a production platform, financed by the Conseil Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (France), to help the production and circulation of original art.

For this mission, they are working with structures and institutions from the PACA region : Edis, Art endowment fund in Avignon, FRAC Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur, Diffusing Digital Art at Bains Douches Gallery in Marseille, Le Hublot, l’Entrepont in 109 at Nice, Les Capucins – Centre d’art contemporain in Embrun, Octobre numérique in Arles, Fées d’Hiver in Crévoux, le 3bisF | Centre d’art and LabGamerz in Aix-en-Provence.

Together they are calling for national and international artists to produce an original artwork.

Chroniques is a series of exhibits called ‘Lévitations’, spanning from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille in fall of 2018. Several events will punctuate the exhibits : concerts, shows, performances and audiovisual lives, professionnal meetings.

In that perspective, they will assist several artists in the creation of artworks and will provide them two showing contexts:

  • First showing during the Chroniques 2018 exhibits in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.
  • One more show in one of the locations of the exhibit tour between January and December 2019 in Provence with their partners

Support include in particular:

  • Financial contribution : 8000 euros in average for each artwork. The precise amount will depend on the provisional budget. This contribution includes the fee for its exhibition.
  • Logistic support : transportation and storing of the pieces for the different exhibitions in Provence.
  • Residency : a residency space before the first show, depending on a specific evaluation of the project
  • Technical support : technical loans and advice for the exhibit, depending on the technical rider given by the artist (before end of june 2018)

For more information see:

Open Call to UK based Artists | The Live Art Development Agency, London

Application deadline: 20 November

The Live Art Development Agency (LADA) is inviting proposals from artists for a new project that will respond to the physical, cultural and social context of LADA’s new base in The Garrett Centre, Mansford Street, East London.

The commission award is £2,500 (inclusive of fees, taxes, travel/accommodation, and production expenses).

To support their relocation to a new neighbourhood, LADA are inviting proposals from artists for a project that will explore and test ideas for new ways of working within/around our new premises, and new ways of engaging with local publics and partners.

The commissioned project can take any form. It might be a series of site specific performances/actions/interventions in, or within the vicinity of, our new space; it might be a street fair; it might be a participatory project with local individuals or groups; it might be a collaboration with a neighbourhood organisation; it might be a series of guest lectures or screenings; it might be a new, shareable resource or publication; it might be a lunch or supper or book club.

While we are interested in publications, we do encourage ideas that will contribute to the programme’s engagement objectives and not creating something that will simply sit on a shelf!

Likewise, while LADA welcome new iterations of existing projects, they strongly encourage applicants to demonstrate a clear link to our their space, its local area, and/or local organisations and residents.

The commissioned work should be realised by July 2018 at the latest.

Applicants can be resident anywhere in the UK, but must have been based in the UK for a minimum of five years, and have been practicing within the arts for a minimum of five years.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | b-side Festival 2018, Dorset

Application deadline: 6 November

b-side is offering a number of commission opportunities to create new, temporary, site-responsive work in any media for the next festival, 8 – 16 September 2018. Proposals can be for any amount up to £4000 – we expect to commission work across a range of contexts, concepts and costs. An additional allowance of up to £760 per commission is available towards travel and accommodation.

The b-side biennial festival commissions site-responsive work for public spaces on Portland revealing aspects of the island environment and communities and their relationship to elsewhere.

Located just off the coast of Dorset and approached via a narrow causeway, this curious island has a very particular history and ecology offering huge scope for research and inspiration. We are looking for ideas that respond to and reveal all aspects of the island, which may include its geology, ecology, archaeology, heritage and its geographic relationships locally and internationally.

The festival takes place over a nine-day period with installations and events at a number of locations across the island. This year we are encouraging visitors to explore by foot using public rights of way and public transport where possible and are seeking proposals in response to a number of specific sites (listed in the full downloadable brief below). We also welcome proposals for locations nearby or on route to these locations or proposals about the footpaths themselves.

Proposals for artworks and interventions should be site-responsive and temporary, exploring the fabric, history or contemporary use of the place and aim to intrigue and engage audiences. Work can be for indoor or outdoor contexts, intimate or large scale, static, mobile, durational or event based.

Proposals should be for new work but may be part of a larger or on-going project.

Applications are invited from artists working in any media including: visual art, digital, sound, film, text based work, live and performance art, social media and socially engaged practice.

Applications must be made online via Curatorspace applications portal:

Open Call | Curator for EUCIDA Exhibition 2018

Application deadline: Thursday 30 November, 5pm

European Connections in Digital Arts (EUCIDA) is a 3 year project funded by Creative Europe led by Rua Red in partnership Espace multimédia gantner France and Lūznava Manor Rēzeknes Latvia. The project aspires to work collaboratively and demonstrate innovation, high standards and contribute to making the digital arts sector highly visible internationally.

EUCIDA are delighted to launch this fantastic opportunity for a Curator to work transnationally to curate the 2018 EUCIDA Parallel Exhibition, by choosing artists from the three countries (Latvia/Ireland/France). The exhibition will take place in three different countries from April to August 2018. French Exhibition 7th April- 7th July, Latvian Exhibition 19th May-29th June, Irish Exhibition 23rd June- 18th August 2018.

The three locations are unique, Rua Red Arts Centre set within the close-knit community of Tallaght at the foot of the Dublin mountains on the edge of the city has a predominantly young population made up of 120 different nationalities. Luznava Manor is an art nouveau manor, set among native and rare forest in a village in the Rēzekne Municipality, Latvia, close to the Russian border. Espace Multimedia Gantner, set in the Bourogne countryside close to the Swiss border, houses France’s largest digital art collection.

This year we particularly welcome curators who take into account the idea of ‘place’ when considering all three locations. The uniqueness of the spaces, their history, place in history and geographical locations.

For full details and information on how to apply visit: or

Call for Applications | The Helsinki International Curatorial Programme

Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Helsinki International Curatorial Programme is Calling for Applications.
HIAP Studios at Suomenlinna. Photo: Sirja Moberg / Frame Contemporary Art Finland

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Frame Contemporary Art Finland are looking for international curators of contemporary art to join the Helsinki International Curatorial Programme (HICP) in 2018.
The aims of the programme are two-fold:

To allow internationally active, professional curators the chance to connect with the local contemporary art field and plan projects in collaboration with artists and partner organisations operating in Finland.
To support curatorial research in its diverse and emergent forms.


Call for Entries | Craft Biennale Scotland 2018: RESPONSE TO PLACE Open International Exhibition

Deadline: 1 December 2017, 5pm
Entries are invited for the inaugural open international exhibition ‘Response to Place’, which will be the centrepiece of a dynamic new bi-annual event – the Craft Biennale Scotland. The first Craft Biennale Scotland will launch in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and renowned world leader in international arts festivals, with a major exhibition at the prestigious City Art Centre in 2018.

The exhibition will be selected by four international curators: Grace Cochrane (Australia), Hyeyoung Cho (South Korea), Lars Sture (Norway) and Maeve Toal (Scotland).
The vision for Craft Biennale Scotland is to create an exciting new platform for discovering and presenting the very best international craft, showing ambitious works by leading and emerging artists, and to provide an experimental space for imaginative new ways to experience and enjoy craft as a fascinating, thought provoking and inspirational art form.


Open Call | Dek Unu Magazine, Online

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 November and December issues 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: