Category: Opportunities With Submission Fees


Open Call | 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson Publication (Submission Fee)

Thursday, 30 November

100 Sculptors of Tomorrow focuses on emerging sculptors working anywhere in the world. 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow will be the second book in the series and, like its predecessor, will be authored by Kurt Beers, Director of Beers London, and published by Thames & Hudson.

The 100 artists selected for inclusion will be chosen by a jury of professionals in the field of sculpture, through a combination of online open-call submissions, as well as juror recommendations.

There is no age limit for entry, but selected artists should have gained a certain level of professional recognition as detailed below. There are no specific educational or professional criteria for selection but eligible applicants should have achieved at least one of the following:

• a degree from an accredited institution; or
• gallery representation; or
• inclusion in a solo or group exhibition of note; or
• completion of one or more accomplished (series of) works; or
• significant achievement and dedication in one’s studio practice; or
• recognition by a public or private organisation(s), such as funding, awarding body, or residency.

Please note: a processing fee of £10 is payable for each application.

Successful applicants will be included in the book 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, they will receive one complimentary copy of the publication (valued at £30-40) and will automatically be considered for inclusion in the exhibition launch or launches with dates and locations TBA.

All entry forms must be submitted directly on this website:


Open Call | Celebrating Traditions Festival Exhibition at The Hunt Museum, Limerick (Submission Fee)

The closing date for submissions: Friday 17 November, 5pm

The Hunt invites artists to submit proposals to exhibit in our Celebrating Traditions Festival Art Exhibition, which will take place 23rd – 26th November 2017. This is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your work in the Museum’s vibrant gallery space with the option of putting your work up for sale.

Work must be ready to hang and materials and sizes should be specified. Work submitted must not exceed 30cm by 42cm.

Artists are asked to submit the following by email ONLY to adminoffice@huntmuseum.com (No postal submissions accepted).

• Artist statement (max 150 words)
• CV
• 3 images of recent work (each no larger than 1MB)

The artists will be chosen by a panel jury who will create a long list, and the short list will be finalized by the acting director of the museum. The prize winner will be chosen by a board member.

Juried Open Call : 1st Prize €250

Please note: There is a submission fee of €10. There is no fee paid to the exhibiting artists. There are no transport or travel expenses covered by the Hunt Museum. Work needs to be ready for installation and museum technicians will install all of the work. The commission on sale of work is 30%.

For further information email adminoffice@huntmuseum.com
huntmuseum.com/


Open Call | McColl Center Artist-in-Residence Program, USA (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 15 November

McColl Center in Charlotte, NC, USA annually awards residencies to approximately eighteen artists. The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists working in architecture, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, design, music, theatre, social practice, community organizing, urban agriculture, culinary arts, or interdisciplinary practices. Special attention is given to applicants whose work poses urgent questions about society or promotes civic consciousness and reciprocal exchange with community members. Residencies vary in length, from one to three months, in the fall and spring seasons.

Please note there is a $35 application fee.

Support:
● $6,000 living allowance
● $2,000 materials stipend
● $2,000 CHS project fee (Healthcare and Healing Program only)
● Furnished one-bedroom condominium with Wi-Fi
● Private workspace (230–819 square feet) with Wi-Fi
● Participation in a group exhibition on the second or third floor of McColl Center
● Photo and video documentation
● Technical and administrative services
● Reimbursement for one round-trip economy-class flight
● Opportunities to engage with McColl Center audiences via public programs

For more information and to apply online: mccollcenter.org/artists-in-residence/residency-programs


SCULPTORS OF TOMORROW | Open Call for Publication (Submission Fee)

Deadline: 30 November 2017

100 SCULPTORS OF TOMORROW will be an insightful, diverse, and inspiring survey of emerging and unknown talent working in the field of sculpture, selected by a distinguished and knowledgeable panel of international jurors, and will be the culmination of a major undertaking to identify the 100 most exciting, up-and-coming sculptors presently at work. It is the follow-up to the groundbreaking and highly-regarded publication 100 PAINTERS OF TOMORROW, which went on to launch many artists’ careers and is still a leading resource on some of the most important young painters working internationally today. 100 SCULPTORS OF TOMORROW will be the second book in the series and, like its predecessor, will be authored by Kurt Beers, Director of Beers London, and published by Thames & Hudson. ELIGIBILITY: 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow focuses on emerging sculptors working anywhere in the world.
A processing fee of £10 is payable for each application.

There is no age limit for entry, but selected artists should have gained a certain level of professional recognition as detailed on our website: 100sculptorsoftomorrow.com/guidelines/
JURY: Kurt Beers, Anne Ellegood, Francesca Gavin, David Huber, Joshua Jiang, Natalie King, Clare Lilley, Stefan Simchowitz and Anita Zabludowicz

APPLY: www.100sculptorsoftomorrow.com | Instagram@100sculptors | Twitter@100sculptors | Email: contact@100sculptorsoftomorrow.com


Call for Artists | Fusion Arts 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions Art Competition (Submission Fee)

Deadline: 27 October 2017

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions online art exhibition for the month of November 2017.

For this competition artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best artistic interpretation of the “Colorful Abstractions” theme by submitting their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art and photography. Black and white are colors that qualify for the Colorful Abstractions theme.

Cash prizes will be given and Best in Show winners in each category will be invited to participate in the 3rd annual group show in November 2018. Winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets.
Entry Fees:
A non-refundable entry fee of $25 is required for up to 2 images.
Additional images may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $10 each.
No more than a total of 5 images (2 for $25, and 3 for $10/ea.) will be accepted in any one submission. An artist may enter more than once.

Please visit the website for full competition guidelines and to submit: fusionartps.com/3rd-annual-colorful-abstractions-november-2017/


Open Call | Rua Red Winter Open Exhibition 2017 (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: Monday 9 October, 5pm

Rua Red Annual open exhibition of fine and applied arts. Submissions may be in any discipline: painting, sculpture, new media, digital, printmaking, ceramics, glass, photography, installation and jewelry.

This open submission is an opportunity for graduates, emerging and established artists from Ireland (including the North) to exhibit their work in Gallery 1.

Exhibition dates: 14th December 2017 – 20th January 2018

The overall winner of the Rua Red Art Prize will be awarded a solo show in Gallery 2 at some point during the ensuing 12 month period.

Rua Red has a policy of supporting artists at all stages of their career. One of the new ways that Rua Red will implement this policy is by forming an ‘Acquisition Committee’ in September 2017. The role of the committee will be to select and purchase works from the Winter Open exhibition to form a new collection for the organisation. The works will go on show within the building on a rotational basis in the Conference and Meeting Room areas.

All works submitted for exhibition are considered by a Selection Panel.

The People’s Choice Award sponsored by The Square is determined by a public vote from visitors to the exhibition, the winner will collect €1000 towards their professional practice.

How to Apply
You can apply by post, hand delivery or online.

Download the submission form at www.ruared.ie, or request from Rua Red reception. Post/deliver/email the completed submission form together with disc of images and payment to: Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Blessington Rd, Tallaght, D24.
Email: events@ruared.ie

Artists can submit a maximum of three works. Each submission must include the following:
– Completed Submission Form
– Images (maximum of 3)
– Registration and Handling Fee of €10 payable to ‘South Dublin Arts Centre Company’

Please Note, a Registration and Handling Fee of €10 is required for each completed submission form.

For full submission details please visit: ruared.ie/event/winter-open-call-submissions-2


Open Call | ThalieLab Residency, Brussels (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 10 October

From ecological transition to degrowth and the effective use of art. Based on an examination of artisanal practices and new forms of food production, the foundation invites visual artists, curators, designers and chefs to submit a project on the theme of deceleration in our overly consumerist world, that explores concepts for the collaborative economy (recycling, textiles, 3D creation, food…) and has a social impact.

The two laureates will receive a production grant up to 10,000 euros depending on the project, workspace and residential accommodation at ThalieLab in Brussels.

Depending on the nature of the project, the final product will be presented either in the foundation’s exhibition space and/or a public space.

The aim of the residency is to offer a different approach to contemporary art creation, by taking the following criteria into account:
• Involving the community in the development of the artist’s project
• The support of an institutional partner
• Diversity in the type of end results generated (film, performance, visual or audio creation, publication, exhibition, workshop)

Thalie Art Foundation is a private foundation based in Brussels. Its mission is to support socially engaged contemporary art that addresses social issues by inviting artists to reflect, act, and intervene in both everyday life and the political sphere, exploring the ways that our society is changing in order to promote innovation and social impact.

Residency facilities
– Orientation to the city
– 3 studios (20-25 sq mt each), Internet, shared kitchen
– Accommodation (3 bedrooms) in the house of ThalieLab
– Support for production and technical assistance
– Studio visits and Professional networking with the Brussels art community

Please Note: in order to cover the processing of application forms, a participation fee of €12 must accompany the application.

For more information and to apply online: www.thalielab.org/en/call-for-proposal/


Photo House Photography Competition, London (Submission Fee)

Entries should all be received: 5 September

‘On a journey’ is the theme for the Photo House 2017.
Once in a lifetime, we have all embarked on a journey, an exotic trip or holiday. An adventurous expedition, as a necessity, a means of escape or the only way out. There is also our daily commute alone, in a car, or on a crowded train. Travelling is the dimension of movement triggered by the unstoppable search for something new, or unusual. It also represents self-exploration of our inner thoughts and hopes, which may be faced with both excitement and fear. Photographers are invited to capture the emotions which go beyond the immediate experience of travelling, to include the diverse worlds which conflict and coexist simultaneously in modern life. All visual interpretations of these concepts are welcomed. Documentary and conceptual, as well as storytelling and abstract.

The three categories for this year are:

  • Digital and Analog Photography Category
    A single image category. Colour or B+W images welcomed. Unlimited number of entries allowed.
  • Mobile Photography Category
    A single image category. Unlimited number of entries allowed.
  • Portfolio Project Category
    A series of 5 -10 photographs from the same project.

First Prize Overall Winner:
£500 cash plus one year representation contract with Le Dame Art Gallery, 1 image to be included Photo House Collective Exhibition at Le Dame Art Gallery. The Overall Winner will be selected among all Categories.

Prizes by Category:
Digital and Analogue Photography: First Prize: a weekend for two in London at the 4-star deluxe Hotel Meliá White House near Regent’s Park and 1 image

15 artists will be selected to be part of the Photo House Collective Exhibition at Le Dame Art Gallery, London.

Submission fees for Digital/Analog Photography and Mobile Photography categories: £10 (1 image); £20 (2-4 images); £30 (5-8 images).

For more information and application details: ledameartgallery.com/the-contest/


Open Call | Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway (Submission Fee)

Submission deadline 28 August

Shorelines Arts Festival in Portumna, Co Galway, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, 14th – 17th September.

A major strand of the festival is the art exhibition, held in the wonderful space of The Gallery at the Workhouse and this runs daily from 4th September during workhouse hours until midday on Sunday 24th September, when the show comes down.

It is a selling exhibition, with the committee taking 15% commission. Artists with framed work ready to be hung are invited to bring a single piece to the Workhouse, where they will be asked to give contact details, details of the work submitted and agree that the work will be left at their own risk.

Please note, there is a submission fee of €5.

The workhouse is staffed during opening hours and all care is taken of work submitted. Artists with three-dimensional work should contact one of the curators – Margaret on 086 3195603 or Jackie on 087 6319890 to discuss it.

Those wishing to show are invited to bring their work to the Portumna Workhouse (very easy to find, with endless parking) between 6 and 7.30pm on Sunday 27th August or Monday 28th August.

Unsold work can be collected from 1pm until 4pm on Sunday 24th September or from 6 to 7.30pm on Monday 25th September.

www.shorelinesartsfestival.com


Open Call | Sustainable Arts Foundation Grants for artists with children (Submission fee)

Application deadline: 31 August

Sustainable Arts Foundation invites applications for Grants for writers and visual artists with children. This year, the Foundation has increased its funding and will make awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers. Additionally, they will name ten award finalists.

The Foundation’s awards offer unrestricted cash, and recipients can use the funds as they see fit. Artists and writers with at least one child and a strong portfolio of polished work are welcome to apply.

Visual artists may apply in one of the following categories:

  • Book Arts
  • Drawing
  • Fiber Arts and Textiles
  • Illustration
  • Installation
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

There is an application fee of $15. 100% of this fee goes to our jurors, who are past award winners. Charging this fee insures that at least two jurors will review each application and be compensated for their work.

Our fee is a modest one, but we’re aware that you may be applying for many awards and grants and these costs can add up. Please contact us if you need assistance with the fee, or if you would like to contribute to a fund to cover other applicants’ fees.

For more information and application details: apply.sustainableartsfoundation.org


Open Call | Building a Peaceable Community, New Orleans, USA (Submission Fee)

Deadline for submissions: 21 September

Artists with interests in Peace and Social Change are invited to submit to the Building A Peaceable Community exhibit hosted at The New Orleans Art Centre in Louisiana, USA.

Building a Peaceable Community International Open Art Invitational is part of a three-part, three-week gallery event which will be hosted at the New Orleans Art Center (NOAC) January 13 – February 4, 2018. NOAC is a satellite gallery of Prospect 4, a city wide triennial exhibition.

Artists from around the world are invited to submit their art (paintings, performance, multimedia etc.) on the theme of Building a Peaceable Community.

Three cash prizes will be awarded:
— $1,000 Curator’s Choice Award
— $500 Curator’s Choice Award
— $150 People’s Choice Award

Please note, there is an Entry Fee: $35.00 for up to 3 images and $10 for each additional submission up to 5 total.

For more information and to apply online: www.gracecares.org/building


Open Call | SEA Curator in Residence Programme 2017 (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 15 August

The SEA Foundation Curator in Residence programme is for emerging as well as established curators. SEA Foundation welcomes applications from a wide spectrum of curatorial practices, research interests and professional backgrounds. Curators are invited to apply for flexible residencies up to one month. The aim of the Curator in Residence Programme is to provide opportunities for curators to familiarise themselves with the Dutch visual art scene in the south of the Netherlands, to conduct research and make meaningful professional connections and relationships, create future work opportunities, refine their networking skills, and build other vital professional capacities.

Through these residencies, SEA Foundation aims to links and foster collaborations between artists in the south of the Netherlands, curators, art institutions and their artistic peers internationally.

Please note there is a €30 submission fee to apply.

Funded by SEA:

  • Studio and private living quarters comfortably furnished including, heating, water and electricity
  • Breakfast
  • Use of shared kitchen and common residency rooms
  • WIFI everywhere on the premises
  • Use of workshop
  • Use of art-related library
  • Interaction with local artists, peers and other residents
  • Office facilities and printers
  • PR activities
  • Free parking (road side)
  • Bike on loan

Additional stipends:

  • Stipend of 200 euro per week
  • Production budget 1500 euro depending on project costs

Paid by the resident:

  • Travel costs
  • Personal expenses
  • Application fee 30 euro

For more information and application details see: www.seafoundation.eu/open-call


Open Call | Firecracker Photographic Grant 2017 (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 1 August

The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project.

Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of Genesis Imaging, the Grant fund is a minimum financial contribution of £2,000 plus credit of professional printing, mounting and framing services from Genesis Imaging.

Applications are open to women photographers born or residing in Europe and submissions are judged by an independent panel of industry specialists from a cross section of disciplines and sectors, including picture editors, commissioners, art buyers and gallerists.

Submissions are subject to a £10 application fee, with all funding contributing to the Grant total.

For more information and application details: www.fire-cracker.org/grant/


Open Call | Residencies at Thalie Lab, Belgium (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 31 October

Based on an examination of artisanal practices and new forms of food production, the Thalie Art Foundation invites visual artists, curators, designers and chefs to submit a project on the theme of deceleration in our overly consumerist world, that explores concepts for the collaborative economy (recycling, textiles, 3D creation, food…) and has a social impact.

The two laureates will receive a production grant up to 10,000 euros depending on the project, workspace and residential accommodation at ThalieLab in Brussels.

Depending on the nature of the project, the final product will be presented either in the foundation’s exhibition space and/or a public space.

The aim of the residency is to offer a different approach to contemporary art creation, by taking the following criteria into account:
• Involving the community in the development of the artist’s project
• The support of an institutional partner
• Diversity in the type of end results generated (film, performance, visual or audio creation, publication, exhibition, workshop)

Eligibility:

Visual artists, designers, chefs or curators of all nationalities who speak French and/or English. Minimum age: 30

Criteria:

  • Artistic ambition
  • Innovation
  • Social impact
  • Uniqueness

In order to cover the processing of application forms, a participation fee of €12 must accompany the application. This fee is non-refundable.

For more information and application details: www.thalielab.org/en/call-for-proposal/de-la-transition


Open Call | Neutral Design Photography Awards 2017 (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 24 September

ND (Neutral Design) Magazine is currently accepting entries for 2017, for its annual international photography competition, the ND Awards.

Choose your best work, upload photos and give yourself a chance to compete for prestige, fame and more than $7,500 in monetary award.

The competition for 2017 includes the categories: Abstract, Architecture, Cityscapes, Fine Art, Portrait, People, Photojournalism, Nature, Landscape, Nudes, Seascapes, Street, Travel, Underwater, Urban and Wildlife.

The jury includes a group of highly respected industry professionals, including gallery owners, publishers, editors and acclaimed photographers.

The total cash prizes for 2017 are divided as follows:

Photographer of the Year – $2,500
Discovery of the Year – $1,300
6 x Pro category winners – $500 each
5 x Non-Pro category winners – $300 each

ND Awards 2017 Entry Fees
$20 per single entry – Non-professional
$25 per single entry – Professional

For more information and application details: ndawards.net


Open Call | Annual Residency Competition at Stiwdio Maelor, Wales (Submission Fee)

Closing date: 15 July

In 2015, Stiwdio Maelor started an annual competition, the aim of which is to enable an artist to win an opportunity to complete a residency at Maelor. Each year a different technique/medium is chosen. The competition for this year is Multimedia. The award is a two week residency at Stiwdio Maelor with gift vouchers from local businesses plus a £200 voucher from Great Art. Travel costs are the responsibility of the artist.

There will be an online exhibition on Maelor’s website of all submitted entries. The winning work will be selected from JPEG’s submitted. Artists can submit up to three jpegs per work if 3D. Work can be offered for sale via the website. A 30% commission will be charged on sold works.

Please note there is an entry fee of £10 per work.

For more information and to download application form: stiwdiomaelor.wordpress.com/events/annual-competition


Open Call | IMMA 1000 Residencies (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: Friday 7 July, 14:00 hrs GMT/Irish time

The Open Call deadline is approaching for three new residencies supported through IMMA 1000, a fund specifically created to support IMMA’s work with Irish artists.

Two of the three new IMMA 1000 Residencies are open to professional visual arts practitioners of all disciplines. The third residency is the IMMA 1000 Photography Residency for which applicants must demonstrate a priority towards the use photography with their practice.

Should you be eligible to apply for the IMMA 1000 Residencies and the IMMA 1000 Photography Residency two separate application processes are required. An administration fee of €5 applies for each application received.

IMMA encourages you to submit 1 single PDF document by way of application through file sharing programmes such as Dropbox, We Transfer or Google Drive to residency.resources@imma.ie.
IMPORTANT: Please title your email IMMA 1000 Application 2017 OR IMMA 1000 Photography Application 2017

You will need a PayPal account for the €5 application fee. Send your PayPal payment to residency.resources@imma.ie. Select Send Money and select For a Good / Service, enter IMMA 1000 Residencies or IMMA 1000 Photography Residency for Add Note.

For more information and application details: www.imma.ie/en/downloads/.pdf


Open Call | Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 1 July

Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Over 360 artists have participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program, and many of them have gone on to achieve international acclaim.

The residency includes a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art facilities, and generous staff support. Work by each Artist-in-Residence is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work. Work by former Artists-in-Residence is also part of the Light Work Collection.

Our international residency program is open to all artists working in photography or image-based media, from any country. While submissions are open throughout the year, our main selection committee review is in late summer for early fall notifications (by October). Applications must be submitted by the posted deadline.

There is an application fee of $10.

For more information and application details: www.lightwork.org/air/apply/


Open Call | InktoberFest, Visual Arts Festival, Wicklow (Submission Fee)

Submission deadline: Friday 1 September 2017

Submissions are now open second annual InktoberFest visual arts festival in Wicklow Town. The project will take place from the 6th – 8th October, 2017.

InktoberFest is a new contemporary art festival in Wicklow, which in its first year (2016) exhibited 26 Irish and international artists over four spaces. We are looking to build upon the successes of the 2016 event while also trying some new things out, all with the hope to expose, challenge and enlighten people to the joys of contemporary visual art.

As in 2016, the festival will be formed by an arts trail of exhibitions in varying spaces through Wicklow town. Beginning in a large hall and moving on to various other venues and vacant shops.

The Hall will act as typical gallery white space and host most of the selected work. The vacant shop spaces are intended for individual artists/ groups to create autonomous exhibitions. We are seeking work and proposals for both types of spaces.

All submissions via website- inktober.org/submissions

InktoberFest is a new festival and has limited financial means. In order to sustain and grow this event it is required we charge a €10 application fee. This will be used to directly subsidise the administrative costs, IT resources and space to process applications. Any surplus in this fund will be diverted into the practical installation costs of InktoberFest. All work for the festival is done by volunteers.

There will also be a 25% commission on any work sold through the festival. All funds raised through this will go directly towards
InktoberFest 2018 as means to perpetuate the Festival as an annual event.


Open Call to UK Based Artists | Griffin Art Prize 2017 (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 3 July

Griffin Gallery calls for entries to the sixth edition of the Griffin Art Prize, an exhibition and studio award in painting and drawing open to UK based artists graduated since 2010.

Designed to have a meaningful impact on the career of one emerging artist, the Griffin Art Prize provides the time, space and materials from Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris to create new work in 2018, culminating in a showcase at Griffin Gallery, London in November.

The judges of the Griffin Art Prize 2017 are: artist Ansel Krut, Lindéngruppen owner and chairman, Jenny Lindén Urnes, Griffin Gallery head curator Becca Pelly-Fry, Elephant magazine editor Robert Shore.

The judges will be looking for excellence and innovation in painting and drawing. Twenty long listed artists will be announced in August and have their work featured on www.griffingallery.co.uk. The judges then select ten short-listed artists to exhibit in a group show in November 2017 at Griffin Gallery, a high profile exhibition visited by collectors, curators and other art world professionals.

New for 2017 one outstanding candidate will benefit from the Griffin Art Prize at their location of choice within the UK. The winner will receive:

  • a cash stipend of £5000
  • £2000 of studio rent
  • Materials of choice from Winsor + Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris up to value £3000
  • A showcase of new work at the Griffin Art Prize shortlist exhibition at Griffin Gallery in November 2018
  • A professional support programme including; mentoring from an arts professional, technical advice from chemists in the
  • Innovation and Development laboratory, studio visits from head curator Becca Pelly-Fry and the Griffin Gallery team.

The prize is open to UK artists practicing in painting and drawing and graduated since 2010. Artists have until July 3rd 2017 to submit their applications of four recent artworks, artists’ statement and CV.

Please note: there is a £15 application fee.

For more information and application details: griffingallery.co.uk/griffin-art-prize