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.


Delfina Foundation is preparing to launch a new thematic programme in 2019 to bring together shared interests and concerns in the fields of art, science and technology - in advance of this launch Delfina Foundation are issuing an open call inviting expressions of interest. Given the nature of the theme the aim is to foster collaboration and encourage inter-disciplinary projects and thinking, the open call is therefore not limited to artists: applications from writers, researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs and other practitioners who are interested in engaging with artists to develop new creative and critical approaches are also welcome.
Apply by 13 September 2018

CTM 2019 - Radio Lab - Call for Works

The call is open to artists worldwide and relevant to fields of experimental music, sound art, radio art, new radio drama, and performance. The commissioned works will premiere in the form of an installation or live performance at CTM 2019 Festival in Berlin (25 January – 3 February 2019).
Apply by 09 September 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

Aerowaves Twenty19 residency

Aerowaves are on the hunt again for the next Twenty talented emerging choreographers based in geographical Europe. You can now apply to become one of our Twenty19 artists with a chance of having your work programmed at Spring Forward Festival next year in Val de Marne (France) and by our partners. Around 100 performance opportunities are guaranteed by the partners and supported by Aerowaves each year.
Apply by 14 September 2018

International competition "Das Lied" 2019

The 2019 competition is open to singers and Lied Duos from all over the world, born in 1987 or later. You can only register online.
Competition rules and registration

Apply by 31 October 2018

4th European Festival of Bürgerbühne (citizen's stage)

The festival is open to all European theatre productions and performances produced in a professional context and characterised by the participation of non-professional actors. The festival welcomes applications from resident and non-resident companies from the fields of theatre, performance, musical theatre and choreography. Although the involvement of professional actors is permitted, they may not clearly account for the majority of the production.
Apply by 10 November 2018