Active Open Calls for Artists
Active Open Calls for Artists

Active Open Calls for Artists

July’s Active Open Calls for Artists

As we embrace the height of summer, I’m excited to share a curated list of opportunities specifically for the month of July. This selection spans a variety of disciplines, from photography and digital art to sculpture and installation, ensuring there’s something for every creative talent.

These open calls come from prestigious organizations and institutions around the world, offering fantastic platforms to showcase your work, gain recognition, and connect with a broader artistic community. I’ve gathered detailed information on each opportunity to help you find the perfect fit for your unique style and practice.

I wish all artists the best of luck in their applications. May this month bring you new opportunities, inspiration, and success. Happy creating and good luck!

NEVER: A Hybrid Art Show

Description: Hosted by The Holy Art Gallery, “NEVER” is a virtual art show open to artists from all countries and welcomes works in any medium. This hybrid exhibition aims to create a dynamic and inclusive space for diverse artistic expressions.

Categories:

  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Video Art
  • Installation
  • Film
  • Sculpture
  • Mixed Media
  • Poems
  • Illustration

Theme: The theme of the exhibition is open, allowing artists to submit works that reflect their personal narratives, cultural backgrounds, and artistic explorations without restrictions.

Awards and Benefits:

  • Participation in a widely promoted virtual gallery.
  • Opportunities for international exposure and networking with other artists.

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: None
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to artists worldwide

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
  • Application Fee: Free to apply; participation fee applies if selected

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at The Holy Art Gallery.

BBA Photography Prize 2024

Description: The BBA Photography Prize 2024 seeks the best photographic talent from around the world. Open to all themes and media, the competition spotlights emerging photographers without restrictions on age, gender, or background.

Categories:

  • Photography (all styles and themes)

Theme: Open theme, allowing photographers to submit works that showcase their unique perspectives and artistic vision.

Awards and Benefits:

  • First Prize: €1,500 + Solo exhibition
  • Second Prize: €800
  • Third Prize: €500
  • People’s Choice Award: €300
  • MPB Award: €800 voucher

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: None
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to photographers worldwide

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
  • Application Fee: €35 per submission

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at BBA Gallery.

The Emerging Woman Artist Award Art Prize

Description: The Emerging Woman Artist Award Art Prize is designed to support and celebrate the work of emerging female artists. The competition is open to various media, including painting, sculpture, photography, and digital art.

Categories:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Digital Art

Theme: Open theme, encouraging female artists to express their artistic vision freely.

Awards and Benefits:

  • Main Prize: $1,000 cash prize
  • The winning artist will receive a glass trophy and an opportunity for a solo exhibition.

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: 18+
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to female artists worldwide

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
  • Application Fee: Yes

Application Requirements:

Please adhere to the following guidelines when submitting your work:

  • 1. Ensure that your Headshot/artworks are submitted with high-resolution images.
  • 2. Include a front shot of the artwork image in your submission.
  • 3. If your work involves an installation or sculpture, please include a photo of the piece in its installed state.
  • 4. Submit your artist bio and statement in less than 250 words

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at Artstoheartsproject.com.

Houston Center for Photography – Annual Fellowship Awards

Description: The Houston Center for Photography’s Annual Fellowship Awards is open to photographic, film, video, and lens-based installation works. The competition aims to recognize and support the work of emerging and established photographers.

Categories:

  • Photography
  • Film
  • Video
  • Lens-based Installation

Theme: Open theme, allowing artists to submit works that reflect their personal and artistic perspectives.

Awards and Benefits:

  • Fellowship Award: $3,000
  • Selected works will be exhibited at the Houston Center for Photography.

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: None
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to artists worldwide

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
  • Application Fee: free for HCP members

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at the Houston Center for Photography.

Fredericksburg Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Description: The Fredericksburg Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition invites artists to submit large-scale outdoor sculptures for a year-long exhibition. The exhibition aims to enhance public spaces with dynamic and engaging works of art.

Categories:

  • Installation
  • Sculpture

Theme: Open theme, encouraging artists to submit works that engage with the public and the environment.

Awards and Benefits:

  • Exhibition Duration: October 2024 – September 2025
  • Stipend: $2,000 for selected works

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: None
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to artists worldwide

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
  • Application Fee: Free

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at Fredarts.com.

2024 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

Description: The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize celebrates diversity and excellence in contemporary art, accepting works in traditional art, digital art, and photography.

Categories:

  • Traditional Art
  • Digital Art
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

Theme: Open theme.

Awards and Benefits:

  • Grand Prize: $10,000 cash prize.
  • Category Prizes: $3,000 cash prize for each category winner.
  • Exhibition: Winners’ works will be showcased in a prestigious exhibition.

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: None
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to artists worldwide.

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 17, 2024.
  • Application Fee: $40 per entry.

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize.

Sea Change – Midwest Nice Art

Description: “Sea Change” is a juried exhibition hosted by Midwest Nice Art that explores dramatic transformations and shifts. The exhibition seeks artworks that capture moments of change and metamorphosis.

Categories:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Collage
  • Digital Art
  • Video Art
  • Installation
  • Ceramics
  • Performance Art

Theme: Sea Change focuses on artworks that depict transformative moments, whether personal or collective. Artists are encouraged to explore the processes and experiences that lead to significant changes.

Awards and Benefits:

  • Exhibition Duration: August 1, 2024
  • Opportunities for networking and exposure within the art community.

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: None
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to artists worldwide

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 20, 2024
  • Application Fee: $5

Submission Format:

  • Submissions include images of up to 3 works (JPG format), a brief biography, and an artist statement.

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at Midwest Nice Art.

The Art Prize Malamegi Lab

Description: The Malamegi Lab Art Prize is an international competition open to artists from various disciplines, including painting, sculpture, photography, and digital art. The prize aims to support and promote emerging artists.

Categories:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Digital Art
  • Mixed Media

Theme: Open theme, encouraging artists to submit works that showcase their unique artistic vision.

Awards and Benefits:

  • First Prize: €1,000.
  • Solo Exhibition: Opportunity for a solo exhibition in Italy.
  • Publication: Featured in an art catalog.

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: None
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to artists worldwide.

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 20, 2024.
  • Application Fee: €40.

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at Malamegi Lab Art Prize.

The 15th Epson International Pano Awards

Description: The Epson International Pano Awards is a prestigious competition dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography. It showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide.

Categories:

  • Nature/Landscape
  • Built Environment/Architecture

Theme: Panoramic photography.

Awards and Benefits:

  • Cash Prizes: Total prize pool of over $50,000, including cash and equipment.
  • Exhibition: Winning images will be showcased in an online gallery and in a physical exhibition.

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: None
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to photographers worldwide.

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 20, 2024.
  • Application Fee: Varies by entry.

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at Epson Pano Awards.

BigCi Environmental Awards 2024

Description: The BigCi Environmental Awards is an international competition focused on art that responds to current environmental issues. It is open to artists from all disciplines.

Categories:

  • Visual Art
  • Installation
  • Multimedia
  • Performance
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Film
  • Curatorial Projects

Theme: Environmental issues.

Awards and Benefits:

  • Residency: Two winners will receive a 4-week free residency at BigCi and a $4,000 AUD prize.
  • Exhibition: Winners will present their work at the BigCi Open Day event.

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: None
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to artists worldwide.

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 22, 2024.
  • Application Fee: $35.

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at BigCi Environmental Awards.

Minnesota Parks Residency

Description: The Minnesota Parks Residency is a year-long program for artists working in installation, performance, and sculpture. The residency aims to support artists in creating works that engage with the environment and public spaces.

Categories:

  • Installation
  • Performance
  • Sculpture

Theme: Open theme, encouraging artists to create works that interact with the environment and public spaces.

Awards and Benefits:

  • Residency Duration: One year
  • Grant: $40,000 per year + $14,000 materials budget
  • Access to studio space and resources

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: None
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to residents of Minnesota

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 28, 2024
  • Application Fee: Free

Submission Format:

  • Submissions include images of up to 10 works (JPG format), a brief biography, and an artist statement.

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at Minneapolisparks.org.

M&C Saatchi Art for Change Prize

Description: The M&C Saatchi Art for Change Prize seeks to empower artists and encourage works that inspire positive social change.

Categories:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Digital Art
  • Mixed Media

Theme: Art for social change.

Awards and Benefits:

  • First Prize: $10,000.
  • Exhibition: Selected works will be exhibited in a prominent gallery.

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: None
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to artists worldwide.

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 30, 2024.
  • Application Fee: Free.

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at Art for Change Prize.

Arte Laguna Prize – INTERNATIONAL PRIZE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Description: The Arte Laguna Prize is an international art competition that aims to promote and enhance contemporary art. It is open to various artistic disciplines.

Categories:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture and Installation
  • Photographic Art
  • Video Art and Short Films
  • Performance
  • Digital Graphics and Cartoon
  • Digital Art
  • Land Art
  • Urban Art and Street Art
  • Art Design

Theme: Open theme.

Awards and Benefits:

  • Cash Prizes: €10,000 for the overall winner.
  • Exhibition: Finalist works will be exhibited at the Arsenale of Venice.

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: None
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to artists worldwide.

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2024.
  • Application Fee: €100 for one work, €50 for each additional work.

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at Arte Laguna Prize.

Fiberart International 2025 Call for Entry

Description: Fiberart International 2025 is a juried exhibition held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, aimed at showcasing the best contemporary fiber art from around the world. The exhibition highlights innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structures, processes, and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.

Categories:

  • Fiber Art
  • Textile Art
  • Mixed Media incorporating fiber techniques

Theme: The exhibition does not have a specific theme but focuses on contemporary and innovative fiber art.

Awards and Benefits:

  • Cash Prize: $5,000 awarded to the winning entry.
  • Exhibition: Selected works will be displayed at Contemporary Craft from May 30 to August 30, 2025, and at Brew House Arts from June 20 to August 30, 2025.
  • Publication: A full-color catalog featuring the exhibited works will be published, with a complimentary copy provided to exhibiting artists.

Participant Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: Artists must be 18 years or older.
  • Geographical Restrictions: Open to artists worldwide.
  • Eligibility: Entries must be original works completed after July 1, 2023, and must be fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.

Application and Costs:

  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2024.
  • Application Fee: $45.

Submission Contact: More information and submissions can be found at Fiberart International 2025.