Category: Opportunities With Submission Fees

Open Call | Oriel Davies Open 2018, Wales (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: Monday 12 February, 5pm

Oriel Davies’ biennial, open submission exhibition, ODO, is now live with a call for entries. ODO has a longstanding reputation for having showcased work by some of the most exciting emerging and established artists from across the UK and beyond.

We now invite professional artists and those studying art* to submit entries of recent work in order to be considered for the exhibition taking place 23 June – 5 September 2018. ODO18 has no theme or geographical restrictions.

Selection Panel:

  • Matthew Collings, art critic, writer, broadcaster and artist
  • Sacha Craddock, art critic and curator
  • Jane Simpson, artist and founder Galerie Simpson Swansea
  • Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director, Oriel Davies
  • Alex Boyd Jones, Curator, Oriel Davies


Overall exhibition Prizewinner: £1000 + solo show in 2019
Student Prizewinner: £500
People’s Choice Prizewinner £250

Entry Fee
There is a non-refundable entry fee of £25 for up to 4 works entered (£20 concessions for students).

Online Open 2018 online entry form:

Enquiries to or 01686 625041

Open Call | MAC International 2018 (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 27 April

MAC International is the largest arts prize in Ireland, offering artists from around the world an opportunity to exhibit at the MAC, with a prize of £20,000 awarded to the artist deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the exhibition. MAC International will run from 9 November 2018 – 31 March 2019.

Spanning all three of our galleries, MAC International provides a truly global perspective on contemporary art practice. The 2016 MAC International exhibition featured work by artists based in Northern Ireland, the UK and Europe, as well as work from as far afield as the USA, Iceland, and Brazil.

Subject to the availability of funding, the MAC will cover the cost of transport of works excluding crating. If an artist is required to be on site to install a work MAC will cover flights, accommodation and per diem. The MAC will cover all installation and equipment requirements necessary for the presentation of work but will not cover the cost of production. Artists selected for the exhibition who wish to attend the launch will have one nights accommodation covered.

Please note there is a submission fee of £20 to apply.

For more information and to apply online:

Open Call | 188th RHA Annual Exhibition (Submission Fee)

Closing date for applications: 25 March
Hand in of work taking place on 6 and 7 April 2018.

Applications are now open for Ireland’s oldest and largest open submission exhibition, the 188th 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 €480,000 in 2017, the Annual is also a key event of the art calendar for both public and private buyers.

RHA will take 35% commission on work sold during the 2018 exhibition. Last year they took 40% in order to raise funds for their bank repayment due in June 2018 which is €350,000, they raised €100,000. To this they can add funds raised from other sources of €150,000, however RHA still need to secure the final €100,000. So for this year in the 188th Annual RHA are seeking 35% commission from all of the participating artists in the exhibition including RHA members and invited artists to raise the final tranche.

Please Note: You can submit up to three pieces and each piece costs €15 to submit.

For FAQ’s and Terms and Conditions and to download application forms, please click here:

Open Call | Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018 (Submission Fee)

Submission deadline: 25 June

Screening the best in International contemporary short film and programming for other festivals across the UK and Internationally, the ESFF is now open for submission for short film-makers.

ESFF are offering cash prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Film.

This year, ESFF are also excited to be curating film programmes from submissions for our 2018 partners:

DC Shorts – The US East Coast’s largest short film event,
Mecal – the Barcelona International Short Film Festival
Sardinia Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival
Firenze FilmCorti
Hidden Door
and many others.

Max Length 25 minutes, international films welcomed, all genres eligible.

Please note, there is an early bird submission fee of £13

Enter Your Film Here:

Open Call | Dublin Painting and Sketching Club Exhibition (Submission Fee)

Deadline for Submissions: 19 February

The Dublin Painting and Sketching Club (founded 1874) is pleased to announce its third Open Submission Process. Non-members are invited to submit paintings for the Club’s 140th Annual Exhibition, which will be held in the Liffey Corner Gallery, at CHQ on the North Quays, from April 15th to April 29th, 2018.

Within the broad genre of representational art, all mediums and styles are represented in the exhibition.

Initially, artists must submit their work as digital images. These can be JPEG, TIFF or BMP, with a file size of approx. 1.0Mb but no greater than 1.5Mb. Submissions must be made online here:

Please note:
The submission fee for one painting is €10 and for two paintings is €15. Normally, only one submitted painting will be selected for exhibition. The submission fee is to cover the administration costs of the selection panel. There is no artist fee paid to selected artists. DPSC cover exhibition installation, production of the catalogue, advertising and insurance costs. There is 25% commission charged on sales.

Queries to:

Open Call | I-Park Artists-in-Residence Programme 2018, USA (Submission Fee)

Application Deadline: 22 January

I-Park is now accepting applications for its 2018 artists-in-residence program. Forty-four fully funded residencies are available between May and December, and range in duration from two to four weeks. The residencies are open to artists and designers working in visual arts, creative writing, music composition/sound art, moving image and architecture/landscape design.

Located within a 450-acre nature preserve in rural East Haddam, Connecticut (U.S.), I-Park provides residents with a quiet, retreat-type setting, private living quarters in a renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio, meals program, fully equipped workshop and modest library—as well as creative access to I-Park’s expansive grounds. Residencies are self-directed, undisturbed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re working on and when.

Details and application forms are available on the website. Applications carry a $35 fee to help defray the cost of the selection panels. This year, I-Park will also be offering $500 travel grants to eight international residents. For further information, contact or 860-873-2468.

Open Call | BP Portrait Award 2018, National Portrait Gallery, London (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 22 January

Entry is now open for the BP Portrait Award 2018. With an increased first prize of £35,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to develop portraiture in their work.

Selection includes two rounds of judging, one for the second round of judging and one for the exhibition. All entrants will be notified if their work has been selected for the second round of judging by 9 February 2018. The result of the second round of judging will be announced by 8 March 2018.

The BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 June to 23 September 2018. It is in its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery (London) and twenty-ninth year of sponsorship by BP and continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.

The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over from around the world. The competition is limited to one entry per artist. The work must have been completed after 1 January 2017.

All submissions must be made online via the website. For more information and to apply visit:

Please note: The entry fee for this competition is £40

Open Call | 1 FT SQ Exhibition, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: Friday 15 December, 12 noon

Artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 10th annual 1 FT SQ Exhibition to run from 2 February 2018 – 3 March 2018 in Strule Arts Centre, Omagh.

To be considered for inclusion in the exhibition, artists should email images of their work to the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Arts and Culture Officer at or on 0300 303 1777 ext 20411.

Please note the terms and conditions:

  • There is a submission fee of £10 per work with up to 5 works per artist selected.
  • The submission fee generates income for the gallery to fund future exhibitions and covers admin, insurance, marketing and other costs.
  • Strule Arts Centre covers installation costs, insurance, invitations and opening reception.
  • There is no fee paid to artists.
  • The commission charged is 25% of the total price.
  • All work must be for sale and all works must be 1 ft sq.
  • Artists are selected by the curators, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council Arts Officers.

Any further questions on the terms to Bernie Kirrane at

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 (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

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.

● $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:

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:
JURY: Kurt Beers, Anne Ellegood, Francesca Gavin, David Huber, Joshua Jiang, Natalie King, Clare Lilley, Stefan Simchowitz and Anita Zabludowicz

APPLY: | Instagram@100sculptors | Twitter@100sculptors | Email:

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:

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, 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.

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:

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:

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:

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.

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:

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:

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: