Open Calls
Artist Opportunities

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.

BCLT Summer School: International Literary Translation & Creative Writing

The BCLT Summer School 2018 brings together translators and writers for an intensive one-week residential programme of hands-on translation and creative writing practice. Find out more about the German to English translation workshop with German author Sandra Hoffman led by Katy Derbyshire and how to join.
Apply by 15 April 2018

Call for Ideas: Eurolab – New ideas to communicate the EU

Eurolab is a fact-finding mission of what went well and what went wrong in the last 25 years of communicating Europe. It is looking for creative proposals across all media for communicating the advantages of cooperation and friendship amongst people and nations to participate at the Forum on European Culture in Amsterdam from May 31 - June 3 and contribute to a clear yet multi-faceted campaign across all media.
Apply by 18 April 2018

MAC International 2018

MAC International is the largest arts prize in Ireland and one of the few major art prizes in the UK 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.
Apply by 27 April 2018

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