Open Calls

100% Acrylic Art Guards by Agata Olek Photo: See-ming Lee (CC BY-SA 2.0, adapted.

Here you will find a selection of current international and national open calls and opportunities (i.e. competitions, prizes, exhibitions, awards, proposals, residencies and grants) across art forms for artists, creators, translators and makers to participate in exciting international programmes.

If you would like to see an opportunity added to our listing, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Listings are regularly updated.

V&A Research Institute Offsite Residency

The V&A Research Institute and Create are seeking nominations and applications for a three-month international residency based at Create’s Rabbits Road Institute in East London. Applications are welcome of contemporary artists, makers and designers of any age and nationality based outside of the United Kingdom who are interested in drawing on the V&A’s collections to work within the vibrant community setting of the Rabbits Road Institute.
Apply by 1st July 2018

Focus – Next: Art + Tech Residency

Future Human explores the intersection between artificial intelligence and humanity, posing questions about what it means to be human in the digital age. The Art + Tech team are seeking artists who are already pushing the boundaries of technological innovation within their practice and whose work engages with these critical ideas and themes.
Apply by 17 July 2018, 10am

Aesthetica Art Prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize is presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world. Categories for entries are Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video, Installation & Performance.
Apply by 31 August 2018