Artist Opportunities — July 2021


Welcome to our monthly list of open calls and related opportunities for artists, curators, writers and many others. We handpick opportunities from every part of the world that offer a clear benefit to applicants. The list is sorted by application deadline. If you want your open call listed please contact us at

Our friends at Fanzineist Vienna are looking for volunteers to help organise their online zine and art book festival from 10 July-27 August. Volunteers will assist with social media and event management. Read more here.

Kyber Theatre launches the 8th Edition of the International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival (LMDP8) in Cagliari, Italy, and invites artists to submit their projects on the interaction between arts and technologies. Submissions are accepted from artists and companies of every nationality and age who work individually or in small groups. Deadline is 01 July. Apply with your work here.

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports the creation of new performance works from their production and rehearsal stages through to their public presentation through its New Settings program. The call is addressed to visual and performance artists worldwide at any stage of their career. Deadline is 01 July. Read more and submit your project here.

Carapelli for Art international award for visual arts, is open to all professional visual artists of various artistic fields and to students of fine arts academies. This year's theme is 'sustainability' and there is no restriction to the medium and size of the submitted works. Deadline is 03 July. Read more and apply here.

The Tyrolean Artists‘ Association invites artists and curators from all artistic disciplines, media and practices to submit projects for its annual program taking place in the Kunstpavillon and the Neue Galerie, Innsbruck. The selected projects should respond to the theme 'Dancing at the Edge of the World' while there are no limits on the artistic, curatorial formats and media used. Deadline is 04 July. Apply here.

WE-Hope and Digital Democracies have announced a call for digital animation artworks created using testimonials collected from survivors of conflict. The commissioned work will be shown in public outdoor space and premier at Frequency Festival 2021 in Lincoln. The work should be able to be presented both physically and digitally and have an interactive relationship with the audience. Deadline is 05 July. Read the application guidelines here.

The 15th Japan International Manga Award is now accepting applications by manga artists all over the world. Eligible manga works should be produced within the past three years and should be more than 16 pages long. Deadline is 08 July. Apply here.

minus20degree, Flachau, Austria, is now accepting proposals from artists in the fields of sound art, video art, performance, theater, installation, or dynamic land art. The works proposed must be water and temperature-resistant as all exposition sites will be outdoor. Individuals, pairs or groups at any stage of their career are welcome to apply. Deadline is 14 July. Read more and apply here.

Zhejiang Conservatory of Music accepts applications for the 2021 Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival "Artinno Award" International Orchestral Composition Competition. Prices will be awarded to six orchestra pieces from young composers, under 40 years old, from around the world. Deadline is 15 July. Read more here.

Sharjah, UAE - The Africa Institute announces a group of fellowships awarded through its Research Fellowships Program, giving the opportunity for both junior and senior scholars of African and African diaspora studies to focus on a research project and participate in ongoing scholarly and intellectual activities in the institution. Deadline is 15 July. Read more information here.

GIRAF Festival of Independent Animation is seeking animated films to showcase in Alberta, Canada for its 17th edition. Deadline is 15 July. Submit your film here.

Athens Design Forum, a new showcase for collectible design, is now accepting applications for its first edition that will take place between 30 September-07 October. Proposals may include exhibitions, talks, workshops and open studios. Deadline is 17 July. More details and the application form can be found here.

MAKING TRACKS invites young musicians from all backgrounds based in the UK and other European countries, to be part of its music exchange program. The selected artists will have the opportunity to create new collaborative works, perform at leading venues, and receive professional development advice. Deadline is 19 July. Read more about the program here.

nctm e l'arte has issued an open call to acquire works by Italian artists or artists living in Italy. The call concerns projects dealing with themes that are crucial for this time period. Deadline is 30 July. Read more and apply here (info in Italian).

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet and the Digital Culture Festival Assembly are calling teams to propose creative technological concepts which can be immersive, pervasive, multisensory, cross-disciplinary, interactive or game-based. The concept can be based on audio, video, graphics, motion capture or volumetric video and should embrace the spirit of performing arts, music, opera and ballet. Deadline is 31 July. Read the guidelines and apply here.

Goethe-Institut created a virtual residency programme to provide funding for international musical collaboration projects. The residency aims to support solo artists and small ensembles from Germany and abroad working on joint research, compositions, concept and project development, pre-productions or innovative online projects. Deadline is 31 July. Read more here.

C-PLATFORM invites artists, curators, designers and other creative practitioners to apply for its residency program at the Xi·Art Museum located in Lucitopia Town, Fuzhou City, China. The projects should respond to the current theme 'Fantasy Land'. Deadline is 31 July. Apply and read more here.

Pilot Press is seeking responses in any medium to Untitled No 1 (1981) by Agnes Martin. Submit to by 01 August. Announcement posted here.

To celebrate its 120 years, Majolika Karslruhe is organising the Majolika Award for Contemporary Ceramic Art 2021. The theme of the competition is "the next Majolika icon". Applicants must be from EU countries. Deadline is 15 August. Read more and apply here.

One Minute Space in Athens is accepting proposals for an exhibition of young Greek art that will take place in autumn 2021. The topic of the exhibition is "situatedness" and there will be an artist fee. Read more and apply here.

Zebrastraat, Belgium is launching NTAA, an international competition open to all age groups and to all nationalities. NTAA selects and presents artistic works in which the role of technology occupies a central place. Prizes will be awarded to the winning artists. Deadline is 31 August. Apply and read more here.

Braun announced the 21st Braun Prize International Design Competition which aims to promote the work of young designers and design students with less than 5 years work experience. The competition is open to all nationalities. Deadline is 31 August. Apply here.

The Société du Grand Paris is inviting international professional authors and artists from the fields of comics, illustration, animation, cinema and graphic design to create frescoes on the platforms of the Grand Paris Express train stations. Each selected artist will be entrusted with the illustrations of one of the 30 stations, which should represent the served territory. Deadline is 15 September. Read more and apply here.

The Jan Michalski Foundation offers a series of residencies at the Swiss Jura Mountains in Montricher, for writers of all fields engaged in literary creation, working individually or in pairs. All ages and nationalities are accepted. Deadline is 21 September. Apply here.

Applications are open for the Foundwork Artist Prize, an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists. This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the jurors. The honorees and three shortlisted artists will also be interviewed in the Foundwork Dialogues programme to further public engagement with their work. A membership on the Foundwork platform is required to register for the prize. Deadline is 10 October. More information here. [Sponsored listing]

PULPO GALLERY is now accepting submissions for its 2022 OPEN CALL SOLO SHOW, awarding the winner an all-expenses-paid solo show at PULPO GALLERY in 2022. Entries can be any form of two-dimensional or three-dimensional art. Deadline is 31 October. Application deadlines here.

The Onassis Foundation has launched the Emergency Fellowships 2020/21 programme 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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