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.


This new journalism residency invites two journalists – one UK-based and one from another European country – to investigate, question, debate and reflect on the impact of Brexit on the British civil society.
Residency period: 15 March – 14 April 2019.
Open Call - ReCollecting Europe

Apply by 14 December 2018

Theatertreffen International Forum: Open Call 2019 by Berliner Festspiele

This open call is aimed in particular at artists whose work addresses socially relevant issues, outlines new narratives and perspectives and seeks to connect with traditional theatre forms with the aim of developing them further and looking for new aesthetic idioms.

Apply by 15 December 2018

Theater & Tanz
International Youth/Children Dance & Theatre Festival

Munich based Festival Rampenlichter invites youth and children dance and theatre ensembles to apply to be part of Rampenlichter 2019.

Apply by 16 December 2018

tl;dr: Call for Participation in re:publica19

Give a talk about digital humanism at the re:publica 2019 and debate internet policies. Speak about smart cities and technology utopias. Take a look into outer space and into the future. Open minds to topics that nobody is yet aware of. Lead with your commitment on social issues.
Whatever it is that moves you, submit it to the Call for Participation and help shape the re:publica 2019 with your suggestions.

Apply by 16 December 2018

Goethe@LUX Residency 2019

The three-month Goethe@LUX Residency invites artists based in Germany who work with moving images to undertake a three-month residency at LUX in London with an option to also work with LUX Glasgow. The key theme for the 2019 is ecologies and the increasingly fraught relationship between the natural world and human ‘civilization’.

Apply by 11 January 2019

The Wapping Project Residency in Berlin

The aim of the residency is to provide a period of rest, recreation and reflection for artists and practitioners in mid-career. It is a condition of the residency that NO work is produced during the eight week period of the programme.

Apply by 14 January 2019