Artist Opportunities — January 2021


Welcome to our monthly list of open calls and related opportunities in Greece and abroad for artists, curators, writers and others. The list is sorted by application deadline. If you want your open call listed please contact us at

ArtsEverywhere invites artists and writers from the Middle East to submit pitches for long-form, investigative journalism or multimedia projects focused on the Levant Region (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine). Stories in the context of peace and conflict resolution, human migration, ethno-religious tensions, solidarity movements, culture creation or the global pandemic are welcomed. Deadline is 30 December. Submit your works here.

Collective Rewilding is looking for artistic projects that subvert conventional cartographic representations by proposing other relationships to space. Selected works will be included in an online exhibition on the platform. Deadline is 31 December. Read more here.

Gallery +359, Sofia, Bulgaria is offering a residency position to a visual artist for the creation of a site-specific project responding to the gallery's location: a preserved water tower built in the 1990s. Deadline is 31 December. Apply here.

Global Health 50/50 invites photographers to participate with their works in the competition 'This is Gender' by sharing their vision of gender while exploring the diverse ways in which gender norms are lived and subverted. Deadline is 03 January. Submit your works here.

The Courtauld Institute of Art is seeking applicants for two positions of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor in Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, with a focus on Black studies, and/or the arts of Africa, and/or its global diasporas. The Courtauld welcomes applications from scholars working in the fields of art history, or in the visual arts and culture. Deadline is 04 January. Read more about this opportunity and apply here.

Future Architecture is inviting multi-disciplinary emerging professionals to apply with projects responding to the current theme, Landscapes of Care. The works may be completed projects or theoretical and conceptual propositions for spatial, social or cultural innovation, and should address systemic change, site-specific cases and new alliances. The call is open to emerging architects, landscape architects, urban planners, designers, engineers, artists, and curators, who may apply individually or as a collective. Deadline is 6 January. Apply here.

TBA21–Academy and Ocean Space are offering the opportunity to scholars and practitioners from across disciplines to participate in The Ocean Fellowship Program in Venice, Italy. This funded research programme will support six Fellows and two Mentors to conduct individual and collaborative research on oceanic worldviews in a time of climate and ecological emergency. Deadline is 10 January. Read more about the program and apply here.

Barricade is seeking translations of anti-fascist prose, poetry, theory, manifestos, testimonials, and jeremiads to be published in its next issue. Deadline forthe next issue is 15 January. Send your works here.

Porto Design Biennale ’21 invites designers and cultural agents to present projects responding to the general theme Alter-Realities: Designing the Present. The call is open to individuals or collectives of any field of expertise and of all nationalities. The proposed project may take a variety of forms, from exhibitions, installations, and events, to workshops, discussions or published editions. Deadiline is 17 January. Apply here.

Little Islands Festival | Moving Image & Sound invites artists of all nationalities who are experimenting with new forms of audiovisual arts and media to apply for 'Living Environments', an open call for site-specific projects. The field of research is the island of Sikinos, Cyclades and the proposed projects will seek to connect the landscape and nature with man and art. Deadline is 20 January. Read more here.

For its tenth edition, WIENWOCHE Festival for Art and Activism seeks artworks that will respond to the 2021 theme 'Back to Normality' 2021- 2121 Utopias, Dystopias and Fictions. Artists of all disciplines, collectives, and initiatives are invited to apply with projects that rethink today's concept of 'normality' from a present, past and future perspective. Deadline is 22 January. Read more and apply here.

MediaFutures support programme invites artists and artistic companies to propose innovative ideas and experiences that critically and materially explore data and technology to question its impact on individuals and society. The focus will be on data relevant to the media value chain, including social media. The project should respond to one of the four challenges posed by the programme: Viral Complexity, Building Bridges, The New Media-tors and Open Challenge. Deadline is 28 January. Read more and apply here.

The Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival (TQAF) welcomes proposals from across disciplines, including but not limited to visual artworks, poetry and writing, workshops, performances, video and film, community interventions and talks or lectures that investigate the question: What is Identity Through a programme of physical and online interventions, TQAF 2021 aims to offer a platform for underrepresented LGBTQIA+ artists, cultural practitioners, writers and activists from across the world. Deadline is 31 January. Submit your work via this form.

JUMP – European Music Market Accelerator provides a framework for music professionals to develop innovative business models through tutorship, workshops, training programmes and conventions. The call is directed at experienced music industry professionals, residing in one of the Member States or the UK, who may apply as individuals or representing a group, or company, or band. Deadline is 01 February. Read more about the program and apply here.

European Glass Context 2021 is accepting submissions for its next edition, to take place in Bornholm, Denmark, in September 2021. Individual artists, artists associations, individual curators, artists, designers and crafts makers working with glass can apply for participation. Two prizes of €10.000 and €5000 will be given to two outstanding artists or artists groups, selected among the participants in the exhibitions. Deadline is 01 February. Read more here.

Mediterranean Soundscapes Project is seeking soundworks and experimental audio compositions to be included in the first edition of MS Concerts 'Unmasking. Experimental Sonic Practices', which will be held online, on 11 March 2021. This open call is addressed to all composers, sound artists, ethnographers, sound recordists, and any other individual/s working creatively with audio, who wish to contribute by submitting their work on the theme of a reimagined sound of their respective Mediterranean habitats as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Deadline is 11 February. Read more here.

Ibrida, festival of intermedia arts is launching an open call for its 2021 edition, held in April 2021 in Forlì (Italy). The festival is particularly focused on videoart, live performance, AV performance, installation and virtual reality. Deadline is 26 February. Apply with your work here.

NEON has announced its grants for contemporary art exhibitions and dance/performance works for 2021. Only non-profit organisations based in Greece are eligible. Deadline is 03 March. Read more here.

Radio Alhara invites artists, illustrators, designers, and photographers to submit works that will be included in its daily calendar posts. Radio Alhara is also accepting sets and contributions for its programme. Share your work here.

Ashkal Alwan is launching the 10th edition of the Home Workspace Program, a ten-month arts study program open to artists, writers and cultural workers from Lebanon and the world. The program offers lectures, seminars and workshops providing the enrolled fellows with feedback and resources to facilitate and support their art practice. This year's HWP will be free of charge and available to everyone wishing to attend. Register here.

The Onassis Foundation has launched the Emergency Fellowships 2020/21 program for artists and curators of all nationalities to provide support through volatile situations around the world, time-sensitive artistic research, or unanticipated professional needs. The fellowship consists of a stipend, as well as support from the Οnassis AiR team. Selection is done on a rolling basis throughout the year. Read more and apply here.

Open calls editor: Nina Alexopoulou
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