Category: Opportunities With Submission Fees

Open Call | PhotoIreland Festival 2017: The Recount of Conflict (Submission Fee)

Deadline: 10 April, midnight

PhotoIreland Festival is calling artists to submit work that was created to examine any type of conflict and its effects, to be exhibited at Pallas Projects, 4 to 14 May 2017.

The Recount of Conflict is open to projects focused on the disruption of the everyday life of individuals, families, communities, organisations, countries, etc. Whether dealing with ‘race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status’, established and emerging artists are welcome to put forward their works.

PhotoIreland are particularly interested in looking at personal recounts, dramatisations, re-contextualisations of the events that once took place. The selected project or projects will be on display at Pallas Projects and the exhibition will be part of the main exhibitions of this year’s edition.

Please note, there is an administration fee of €10 per submission.

PhotoIreland Festival will pay artists fees to the artists selected according to standard guidelines and individual agreements with each artist.

PhotoIreland Festival will cover the costs of designing, printing and distributing any materials. PhotoIreland Festival will cover no costs incurred in regards to travel, accommodation, subsistence, and so on, unless otherwise stated.

Submission details and  full terms and conditions are attached to the Application Form, which can be downloaded here:

Should you have any further questions, please contact

Open Call | RDS Craft Awards 2017 (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: June 14

RDS Craft Awards 2017 is now open for online entries. Showcasing and rewarding excellence in Irish craft since 1968, the RDS Craft Awards is a two strand open competition with an independent panel of craft experts assessing the work of emerging and established craftspeople separately.

The top prize winners in each strand will receive the RDS Awards of Excellence which come with a cash prize €5,000. Ten category prize winners in both emerging and established maker strands will receive €500 sponsored by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. There are also many other prizes on offer including a €2,000 award specifically for graduates and a free stand for an emerging maker at the 2017 National Crafts and Design Fair worth €2,500.

With categories ranging from woodturning and jewellery, to furniture, ceramics and textiles, the Awards are an important celebration of indigenous design and endeavour, and follow an RDS tradition of promoting and supporting the development of Irish craft which dates back to the nineteenth century.

Winning and selected entries will be shown at the RDS Craft Awards Exhibition which will be exhibited prior to and during the 2017 Dublin Horse Show August 9-13. Award winners will be exhibited at the National Crafts and Design Fair, RDS, in December, 2017.

An entry fee of €15 applies. The entry fee for students/emerging makers is €10 and evidence of their status will be required.

For more information and details on prizes and how to enter please visit

Open Call | C4FAP Photography as Response, USA (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 26 April

Theme | Photography As Response
Photographic art as response to environmental concerns, human rights, personal freedoms, religions, governments and the global human condition. Send us your photo-based work that fits the call. All genres, subjects, capture types and photographic processes both traditional and unique are eligible for selection by the juror. Let’s start some much needed conversations!

Juror | Christy Havranek
Christy Havranek is the Photo Director at the Huffington Post.

Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit photography organization.

Juror’s Award: $400
Director’s Award: $200
Honorable Mention Awards: 1-year membership and submission to a Call for Entry.

In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive:

  • Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms.
  • Professional installation images for your use.
  • In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites
  • Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.

Notice Of Acceptance | May 11, 2017
Exhibition Dates | October 5 – November 11, 2017

Please note there is an Entry Fee of $36 for the first three images.

For more information see:

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins,

Open Call | Marsh’s Library, PhotoIreland Festival 2017 (Submission Fee)

Deadline: 10 April, midnight

PhotoIreland Festival invites national and international, emerging and established photographers to submit to the 8th edition of the PhotoIreland Festival, taking place in May 2017. This year, rather than a particular theme or concept, artists are invited to engage with a particular space: Marsh’s Library.

When it opened to the public in 1707, the Marsh’s Library was the first public library in Ireland. Unchanged for three centuries, the perfectly preserved Marsh’s Library of the early Enlightenment, houses more than 25,000 rare books, and famous readers have included Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker, and James Joyce.

One selected artist will be exhibited at Marsh’s Library as part of the main exhibitions of this year’s edition.
Please note there is an administration fee of €10 per submission.

Deadline Extended | Belfast Photo Festival 2017 (Submission fee)

belfast-photo-fest-2017Deadline: 17 March 2017, 5pm (GMT)

Belfast Photo Festival is offering artist’s/photographers the opportunity to exhibit their work in the main Festival gallery alongside some of the biggest names in the field of photography, with a number also having the opportunity to be featured in the arts magazine Abridged. The winners will be eligible for a number of awards, including a cash prize of £1,000.

Open Call | SOLO Award 2017, London (Submission Fee)

Deadline: 31 March

The SOLO Award is an annual contemporary art prize open to artists of all ages, working in all media. The finalists are exhibited in a group show each spring and the overall winner receives a cash prize and a solo exhibition at the London Art Fair each January.

The SOLO Award is an entirely not-for-profit project, now in its 6th year. Aimed at supporting the careers of emerging and mid-career artists, the award broadens audiences by presenting the winners’ ambitious and creatively risk-taking solo projects within the established commercial context of the London Art Fair, which attracts an annual 30K+ visitors. By bridging the non-profit and commercial art worlds, and involving a respected selection panel of art world professionals, the SOLO Award is a unique, independent prize for artists who feel they are demonstrating strong potential or are at a pivotal point in their careers.

Each year, the SOLO Award invites an independent panel of art world professionals to choose their winner. Previous judges have included: Sarah Monk, Francesco Pantaleone, Gordon Cheung, Danielle Arnaud, Fedja Klikovac, Kate Brindley, Cherry Smyth, Lisa Milroy, Alison Wilding, Charlotte Mullins, Ceri Hand, Gill Saunders, Sheila McGregor, Helen Sumpter, Kate Davis, Deb Covell.
The annual call for entries launches at the London Art Fair each January alongside a presentation of the latest winner of the award.

Submission fee: £25 (GBP – pounds sterling) per entry consisting of 1 application form with up to 5 images/works/links.


  • A group exhibition for all finalists in May / June 2017
  • 1000 GBP prize money + 6 months support and mentoring for overall winner
  • A solo exhibition at the next London Art Fair Jan 2018 for overall winner

Apply online here:

Call for Entries for Botanical Floral Art in Bloom (Submission Fee)

Deadline: 29 March 2017
Submission Fee of €10 per paining, €25 for 3

The fifth annual Botanical and Floral Art in Bloom open submission exhibition will take place as part of Bloom 2017 from Thursday, 1stJune to Monday, 5th June 2017 at the Visitor Centre in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.

This exhibition is a showcase for Irish botanical and floral artists and will include an exhibition opening on Thursday, 1st June at 6.00pm.

Medals may be awarded for works of particular merit by an independent judging panel, The exhibition is juried, Approximately 40 pieces of work will be shown, Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces of work.

Click on the link below for the Application Form which includes the Criteria for Submission:

Application forms will also be available on the Bloom website in the coming days.

Open Call | IMPRESSIONS Printmaking Show 2017 (Submission fee)

Deadline: 12 May

IMPRESSIONS’ is pleased to announce the Open Call for this year’s Impressions Printmaking show, curated by Jason Hicklin (UK).

IMPRESSIONS is the first and longest running National Open Print Exhibition. For more than twenty-five years it has maintained its excellent record for producing high quality print exhibitions and has become a landmark show in the Irish arts calendar. Impressions is a not-for-profit organisation and is run by a team of volunteers motivated by their passion and excitement about print as a medium for making art. An essential objective is to stimulate and engage a wider audience and to create a greater awareness of the historical and cultural specifics of printmaking.  It aims to highlight the intrinsic aspects of printmaking, such as multiplicity and accessibility and to stimulate new ways of thinking about and working with the process.

For 2017 IMPRESSIONS will return to its more usual remit of exhibiting original prints. This will take place during the Galway International Arts Festival in July 2017. It will be hosted by Galway Mayo Institute of Technology at the Centre for Creative Arts and Media.

Artists are invited to submit up to three works online to be considered by our invited curator Jason Hicklin.

Please note: a non-refundable handling fee of €12 per print must be paid in order to complete the application process.

Complete the online submission form:

You can include:
• A description of your work to include any appropriate additional information e.g. installation requirements, equipment, relation to specific location, etc. Maximum 250 words.
• Up to 3 supporting images in JPG, PNG or GIF file formats only. Please do not upload other formats. Max 20MB in total.
If you are experiencing any technical difficulties please contact us. We look forward to seeing your work

Open Call | Silk Road Photo Exhibition 2017

Deadline: 28 February

The Silk Road Photo Exhibition features the work of Irish and Irish based photographers who travelled and photo-documented along the Silk Road countries in our modern times. The exhibition strongly believes in contributing to the art of photography in Ireland and a space that allows for showcasing work and conversation between professionals, amateurs, students and photography enthusiasts.

Artists are invited to submit 2 entries to

Theme: Portraits / People Photographs / Landscapes from the Silk Road land and maritime routes ex. of countries: China, Central Asia, Tibet, India, Iran, Cambodia, Thailand, Eastern shores of the Mediterranean.

Image Guidelines:
Size: Max 100dpi, 1000px on the long side
Save as .jpg
Naming your images: Full name, title of piece, location (where it was captured), number (1,2)
Please include in your email a link to your work (website or other)

The exhibition will run from 16 March to 2 April
Eddie Chandler Gallery,
Dublin Camera Club,
10 Lower Camden Street,
Dublin 2

Please note, if accepted you will be contacted by email and a fee of €30 will apply. This fee this is to help with promotional prints, beverage for the opening night, costs related to the exhibition website (design, hosting…). Photographers will be permanently included on the website as previous/current exhibitors. No insurance or installation costs to be covered by the artists. No commission on the sale of work.

EVA International Open Call: Accepting Late Submissions

The online application process is open: while the deadline has passed, we are accepting late proposals until 12pm (GMT) 28 February. Proposals received after 12pm (GMT) 31 January 2017 will incur a late application charge of €15 in addition to the handling fee of €10. Selected artists will receive artist fees and production budgets as appropriate.

EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial is pleased to announce the Open Call for artists’ proposals for the 38th edition in 2018, curated by Inti Guerrero (Bogotá/Hong Kong). Since its inception in 1977, EVA has maintained, expanded and reformulated its Open Call as a tool for curatorial research, democratising the biennial spectrum for art practices across media, generations and locations.

For EVA 2018, the revision and selection process of the Open Call can be taken as a call to respond to “the current state.” This could be a reflection on the current state of your work, the current state of government, the current state of your family, the current state of art history, the current state of politics, the current state of your illness, the current state of religion, or a reflection on how the state of today reminds you of the state of yesterday. Rather than a monolithic thematic exhibition, EVA 2018 wishes to establish a cosmology of exhibitions; a kaleidoscopic ecology of intertwining group shows with essayistic, retinal and bodily narratives.

The 38th edition of EVA International will be open to the public from 14 April to 8 July 2018 across various locations, institutions and public spaces in Limerick City.

Open Call | RHA Annual Exhibition 2017 (Submission Fee)

Closing date for applications: 23 March

Applications are now open for Ireland’s oldest and largest open submission exhibition, the 187th RHA Annual Exhibition. Open to all artists working in paint, drawing, print, sculpture, photography and architecture, the RHA Annual attracts a large public and critical audience. With sales in excess of €400,000 in 2016, the Annual is also a key event of the art calendar for both public and private buyers.

Forms can now be downloaded only from the RHA website:
It is vital that artists print the entire pdf and return the form and reply sections (as marked) to the RHA along with fee. Artists must print and attach two labels to each piece entered. Work will not be accepted without the labels.

Please note that forms will not be posted. If you cannot download a form for any reason, copies will be available to collect from the RHA from 3 January.

Forms plus fees must be returned to the RHA by Thursday, 23 March.
Your work will be handed in to RHA on Friday 7 April and Saturday 8 April, from 10.30am to 4.30pm only.

Labels must be attached to your work, both tie on and stick on label. This helps us identify your work – RHA receive over 3,000 works each year and works without labels cannot be accepted.

You can submit up to three pieces and each piece costs €15 to submit. Commission for all participating artists in the 187th Annual Exhibition is 40%.

Open Call for Submissions for Carlow Arts Festival + VISUAL Carlow (Submission Fee)

Submission deadline: 10 March 2017, 5 pm

Announcing ART WORKS, the Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL Carlow, Annual Open Submission and Art Award.
Artists are invited to submit their work in any medium for selection. The 2017 exhibition will be presented entirely in VISUAL Carlow from 7 June – 3 September. All artists will receive an artists fee.

There will be two awards for outstanding work presented: The ART WORKS Hotron Award of €3000 will be presented for the most outstanding work in any medium. The Éigse Hotron Award of €1000 will be presented for work by a recent graduate (2015/2016/2017) selected for the most outstanding work in any medium.

All work submitted must have been completed between 2015 and 2017.
Submitted work must be available for sale.
Film-based work may be submitted as part of the online process (YouTube or Vimeo link).
Work is accepted for exhibition on merit. Copyright of all work is the property of the artist. Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL, Carlow reserves the right to photograph work for publicity purposes.

Selectors: Eoin Dara, Curator, The Mac Belfast, Emma Lucy O’Brien, Senior Curator VISUAL Carlow.

Please note there is a submission fee of €10 per work to enter.
Apply online here:

Open Call | Amsterdam Light Festival 2017

Deadline: 31 January, 11am CET

Amsterdam Light Festival is an annual light art festival in the Netherlands that presents the rapidly developing concept of light art in all its forms. After five successful editions, the festival will return to Amsterdam’s city center for the 2017-2018 edition. From artists to designers, engineers to architects, and professionals to students, the festival invites creators from around the world to submit their creative interpretations of the theme EXISTENTIAL. The sixth edition of the international light festival will take place from 30 November 2017 to 21 January 2018.

The festival presents two exhibitions, following two routes in Amsterdam’s city center: Water Colors boat route and Illuminade walking route. Selected artists will be paid a designer’s fee, all labour, material, shipping and travel costs, plus a fee for acquisition of the artwork and PR.

Please note there is a submission fee of 35 Euros.

For more information and artist brief see:

Dublin Painting and Sketching Club 139th Annual Exhibition Open Call (Submission Fee)

Deadline for submission: 20 February 2017

The Dublin Painting and Sketching Club (founded 1874) is inviting non-members to submit paintings for the Club’s 139th Annual Exhibition which will be held in the Concourse Gallery, County Hall, Marine Rd. Dun Laoghaire from the 7th to the 21st May 2017.

Up to two paintings may be submitted. A submission fee applies, the fee for one painting is 10 euro and for two paintings 15 euro. Normally only one painting per artist may be selected.

The DPS Club is one Ireland’s oldest Art Groups and all mediums and styles are represented in the over 300 works exhibited in the exhibition, within the broad ‘genre’ of representational art.

Digital images of paintings should be submitted as JPEG, TIFF or BMP, not less than 1Mb and not greater than 1.5 MB should be sent to:
Further information: 

Open Call for Residency | How to Flatten a Mountain, Cow House Studios, Co. Wexford

Closing date: Sunday 5 February 2017 | Price: €950

How to Flatten a Mountain, the collaborative effort of Cow House Studios and PhotoIreland Festival, is an exciting residency opportunity open to emerging and mid-career visual artists whose artistic practice in whole or part, makes use of digital and/or analogue photographic processes.

The aim of this residency is for participating artists to explore possibilities outside their core practice, work collaboratively and produce a cohesive exhibition of work to be presented at PhotoIreland Festival 2017. During the residency, participants will take an active part in a series of workshops led by guest facilitators and as a group will be sharing ideas, making work, processing, printing, editing, as needed, always working in collaboration. As an integral part of the residency, three artists based in Ireland will facilitate day-long workshops to provoke and animate different avenues for thought. Each facilitator brings to the residency new perspectives, challenges and opportunities for participants.

For further information, programme dates and application guidelines please visit

Open Call | McKinney International Art and Design Residency, Indiana University (Submission Fee)

indiana-uniDeadline: 27 January

The School of Art and Design at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a 4-6 week Fall 2017 McKinney International Art and Design Residency. The residency is open to artists at all levels of their career whose primary country of residency is outside of the United States. Applicants should be actively engaged in contemporary artistic practice and show evidence of a national or international exhibition record. Applications from practitioners of studio disciplines, as well as criticism, are welcome.

Studio space, lodging and a $4,000 USD honorarium will be provided for each position. The program will reimburse travel up to $2000.

The residency is open to artists at all levels of their career whose primary country of residency is outside of the United States. Approximate dates for Fall 2017 are September 4th through Dec 15th.

Applicants should be actively engaged in contemporary artistic practice and show evidence of a national or international exhibition record. Applications from practitioners of studio disciplines, as well as criticism, are welcome. The Artist-in-Residence is selected based on the merits of their professional careers, their dedication in being part of an academic environment and their plan to develop and expand on their creative process based on facilities and access to the unique collections and research specialties available at IU. Selected applicants will be featured as part of the McKinney Visiting Artist Lecture Series. In addition, prospective residents will coordinate with the School of Art and Design to offer studio visits, open studios and a workshop based on technical/conceptual innovations. Studio space, lodging and a $4,000 USD honorarium will be provided for each position. The program will reimburse travel up to $2000. Other studio expenses will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, 500 word proposal, portfolio of ten images of recent work (artists) or 2 writing samples (critics/writers). Please specify in your proposal your availability for dates, and interest in IU’s studio and research facilities and how this would best support your studio practice.

Please note there is a $10 submission fee to apply.

For more information and to make an application see:

Open Call | The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, UK (Submission Fee)

kondracki_henry_-081-300x233Deadline: 19 December

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize is awarded by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation to encourage creative representational painting and promote the skill of draughtsmanship. Two dimensional works in any painting or drawing media may be entered.

First Prize: £15,000
Second Prize: £4,000
Young Artist Award: £4,000 (For an artist who is 25 years of age or under)
Brian Botting Prize for an outstanding representation of the human figure*: £5,000 (For an artist who is 30 years of age or under)
Peoples’ Prize: £2,000

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize is open to living artists over the age of 18, who are resident in the British Isles.

The standard entry fee is £15 per work and student entry fee is £8 payable at the time of entry.

The panel of judges will review all entries from the digital submission process. Approximately 200 artists will then be invited to deliver their actual works to the Federation of British Artists (FBA), 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD, for the final judging. All works shortlisted for the final selection must be labelled with the artist’s name, address, title of work and, if for sale, the price. Works submitted must be available for exhibition.

6 March – 18 March 2017 Exhibition at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
25 March – 22 April 2017 Exhibition at Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey

For guidelines and applications form see:

Open Call | The Royal British Society of Sculptors FIRST@108: Public Art Award 2017 (Submission Fee)

rbslogoDeadline: 6 January 2017, 5pm

The Royal British Society of Sculptors is excited to announce that the 2017 FIRST@108: Public Art Award is now open for entries, providing a unique opportunity for sculptors to extend their practice into competing for public art commissions.

The award is open to any artist working in 3 dimensions in any media who has not yet won an open (or closed) competition for a commission to create a work for a public space above the value of £15,000.

The winning sculptor is awarded £10,000 towards the cost of producing a temporary public artwork for the RBS forecourt on the theme of ‘The Poetics of Structure’. Open to multiple interpretations and approaches, the theme lends itself to responses from artists interested in the structural and the engineered as a way to convey meaning.

Visit for further details and the application form

Sculptors who wish to be considered for this award need to submit a completed online application form (link) which includes:
 5 images of recent work which you feel relates to the possibilities of this award
 CV
 brief statement about your approach to the award
 what you hope to achieve by winning the award
 an application fee of £20 paid via Paypal

Landscapes 2017 | The Center for Fine Art Photography, US (Submission Fee)

landscapes_2017_web-200x144Deadline: 25 January

All artist renditions on the Landscapes theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible for selection by the juror.

Juror Lisa Volpe is the Associate Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She previously held several positions at the Wichita Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA). She served as a the Ralph M. Parsons Curatorial Fellow for the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and as the Case Western University Fellow in the photography department at  the Cleveland Museum of Art. She has contributed to and helped organize several collaborative exhibitions and publications including John Divola: As Far As I could Get, a collaboration between SBMA, LACMA, and the Pomona College Museum of Art.

JUROR’S AWARD: $400.00
Honorable Mention Awards: 1 year membership and a 3 image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive:
Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms.
Professional installation images for your use.
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites
Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.

MEMBERS | $29 for the three images
NON-MEMBERS | $34 for the first three images
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $9 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted

Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Open Tues-Sat, Free.

Notice Of Acceptance | February 8, 2017
Exhibition Dates | May 19 – July 15, 2017
Public + Artists’ Reception | May 19, 2017

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Call for Submissions | (un)titled Online Magazine (Submission Fee)

vai-logo-adDeadline: 1 December

(un) titled, curated by Dani Gill, is an online publication for young artists to create an expressive collection that captures our best stories. Our aim is to accept the beautiful, in all its different mediums.

Call for submissions for our first issue: human.

Theme description and application form can be read here:
Each submission must cohere to the theme of the current issue and include the artist’s name, age (13+) and email address in each piece.
Please note there is a submission fee of €7 per entry.

These are the types of submissions we are looking for:

  • Ask someone series: Each issue we will have three questions for you to go out and ask your friends, your family or those complete strangers you want to know more about. The idea behind this is to ask the questions we always feel afraid to ask and to promote connectedness and authenticity.

This issue we are asking:

– When you thought of love when you were younger, what did you think of then and what do you think of now?
– What would you say to someone who is gone, if they were still here?
– Define ‘human’

  • Write to someone series: this issue we are accepting open letters. the idea is to write a letter to someone you have something you want to say to – but that they remain unnamed. letters must be up to a max. of 700 words.
  • Fiction: we accept short stories and poetry.
    -we allow short story submissions up to a max. of 2000 words.
    -we allow up to three poems per submission but you may submit less.
  • Non-fiction: we accept essays and articles up to a max. of 2000 words.
  • Photography: we accept collections of up to 6 photographs but we are also looking for stand-alone pieces to accompany other submissions. submissions should be in .jpeg format and 300dpi.
  • Artwork: we accept collections of up to 6 pieces of artwork but we are also looking for stand-alone pieces to accompany other submissions. submissions should be in .jpeg format and 300dpi.