Open calls

Call for articles: latest trends in the museum sector in Asia and Europe

Note: Each commissioned article will be paid a fee of Singapore Dollars (SGD) 250. 

Submit to Valentina RICCARDI, Associate Director, Culture Department, ASEF at: 

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2021

Green Olive Arts is an artist residency and collaborative art space in Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts invites artists from a wide range of disciplines and mediums to apply for residencies of  3-6 weeks during set residency periods each year. We accept visual artists, writers, poets, curators, scientists, choreographers, puppeteers, and more. Our local Selection Panel awards residencies based upon artistic excellence of current work and intended residency proposal.

Digital Learning Summit

Call for Speakers

MuseumNext Digital Learning Summit
18 – 20 October, 2021

Deadline: 10 August 2021

MuseumNext is a global conference on the future of museums. Since 2009 it has acted as a platform for showcasing best practice today to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow.

At Home/Being Home: e-residency for emerging artists from Asia & Spain

Selected artists will work in pairs. Each pair will be assigned a mentor and will collaborate online over a period of 6 weeks (15 September to 29 October 2021).

Fee: Each participant will receive a fee of SGD 750 for their participation in the residency to be used for the implementation of their project idea (e.g. research fee, purchase of materials or any other necessary service fee)

S+T+ARTS AI and Music Festival 2021

The S+T+ARTS AI and Music Festival 2021 launches an international call for projects dedicated to AI and Music led by Sónar and UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya). Aimed at musicians, researchers and AI specialists, the festival is searching for performances, tools and software, and research and co-creation projects that explore the intersections between music of all genres and Artificial Intelligence.
The selected projects will be showcased at the S+T+ARTS AI & Music Festival which will take place in Barcelona 27 & 28 October 2021. Deadline to apply: June 11th 2021.

The Greek Bicentennial Poetry Pamphlet Prizes 2021

Poetry Prize: £10,000* and publication of your portfolio as a pamphlet, with illustrations and Greek translations, distributed internationally

Illustration Prize: £5,000* and publication of your illustrations in a pamphlet, alongside the winning poems, distributed internationally

Deadline for Entries: Friday 18th June 2021, midnight (UK time). Visit website.

HeritageForAll International Online Internship Program 2021

“HeritageForAll” initiative has the pleasure to inform you that for the third time, we offer a number of online internship vacancies during the upcoming summer vacation. We require TEN interns. Those will do their task along six months (July – December 2021). Deadline: 7 June, 2021.

ENCATC Research Award 2021

Granted each year, the Award consists of the winning doctoral thesis being published in the Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education Book Series, a series of publications specialising in topics related to cultural management and cultural policy headed by ENCATC and funded by the Cultural Management Fund. The international dissemination of the ENCATC Book Series is ensured by Peter Lang, an international publishing group. DEADLINE EXTENDED: 15 June 2021 at midnight (CEST time)

Art Business Accelerator Grant

Artwork Archive’s Art Business Accelerator Grant provides visual artists with unrestricted funds, resources, and a curriculum to help establish, grow and manage their art careers. The grant is designed to arm artists with the necessary business skills to succeed as artists and entrepreneurs—and to make a living through their artwork.

Grant Amount: 10 unrestricted cash grants of $2,500 each, a lifetime Master Account with Artwork Archive (valued at $1,000), and educational resources/expert guidance.

Les Décades de la peinture Festival

The 4th edition of the Décades de la peinture festival. From 13 to 22 August 2021. Contact: Deadline: 05/15/2021

2021 Sunset Kino Award

Supported by patrons “Elke & Harald,” the award consists of two €4,000 prizes, and screenings of the winning films at Sunset Kino, a film festival hosted by the Salzburger Kunstverein in the summer of 2021. The award is for professional artists aged 35 and younger working in contemporary film or video. Applications (in German or English) should take the form of a single word or pdf document by email to (subject line: Sunset Kino Award 2021) ; Deadline submissions: May 16th

2nd exhibition in Venice during the Biennale di Venezia

This time in a charming groundfloor gallery in the heart of the Biennale area which assures us a large number of visitors. Exhibition dates: 4 – 9 June  2022. This exhibition with the title “Nel Mezzo” will be open for participation with small works and all media will be considered. The show will be present as well virtually by an interactive virtual exhibition and also a catalogue will form part. Deadline: 07/05/2021

The Best Asian Poetry 2021

Kitaab (Singapore) is seeking high-quality poetry submissions for its inaugural The Best Asian Poetry 2021 anthology, the latest addition to the long-standing annual Best Asian series of anthologies which aims to celebrate Asian literature as a constantly evolving, innovative and vibrant mode of literary expression. Submission fee (until 31 March 2021): Free, but you have to be an annual subscriber of Kitaab (Become a subscriber here at S$10 a year)

Darat al Funun 2021 Summer Academy

Darat al Funun welcomes your application to join its upcoming Summer Academy program, taking place from 1 June- 30 July 2021. The academy offers participants the space to develop their art practice within a critical setting that encourages experimentation, knowledge-sharing, and communal learning. Taking place as part of the Postcolonial Ecologies exhibition project, this year’s program will be curated around a set of fundamental questions concerning ecological crisis, systems of value, and life futures, in light of which the participants will explore new conceptual and aesthetic strategies that entangle both artistic and ecological practices. The deadline for the submission is April 15, 2021

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

AFAC currently runs nine open call grant programs and one training program by nomination. Each grant program has one annual open call during which applications are submitted online. The grants support individual artists and institutions through the following programs: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Documentary Film, Arab Documentary Photography, Creative and Critical writings, Research on the Arts, Music, Training and Regional Events, and Cinema.

Prince Claus Seed Awards

The Prince Claus Fund will annually recognize 100 emerging artists and cultural practitioners within the first five years of their careers. With the Prince Claus Seed Awards we aim to contribute to flourishing arts scenes globally, where emerging artists can develop their practice on their own terms.  The Prince Claus Fund will give 100 Awards to emerging artists and cultural practitioners, who will receive €5.000 to develop their cultural practice. The deadline for the submission is May 11, 2021

Open call residencies Iranian Heirtage

The Goethe-Institut and BOZAR are organising an artistic research residency program between Iran and Europe, withing the framework of the cultural heritage management program in Iran.

The project is a means to preserve and revalue tangible and intangible cultural heritage by creating new ways for its perception, reception and communication. Underneath you can find the open calls for two residencies both aimed at artists from Europe and Iran. The deadline for both open calls is April 2, 2021

Nespresso talents 2021

Nespresso Talents is a celebration of creative filmmaking. Now in its sixth year, this unique competition empowers filmmakers to tell a story through the format of vertical video.

€50,000 in total prize money! Submit your vertical video (2 minutes minimum to 3 minutes maximum) by May 16th, 2021.

Germany | TANZAHOi International Dance and Dance Film Festival – open call

TANZAHOi International Dance and Dance Film Festival will bring outstanding international dance productions to Hamburg via livestream for the 2021 digital festival, Take Part in Another World, as well as dance films.  TANZAHOi open call for short dance films and for dance productions to be livestreamed at the festival. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2021

Frame Finland | international exhibition grants calls 2021

Frame Finland invites applications for grants available to artists, contemporary art professionals, and local and international contemporary art organisations who are planning international contemporary art projects featuring Finnish or Finland-based artists in 2021. Deadline: 31 March 2021

Artist Open Call – all art forms welcome!

Stoa Collective is an online platform for emerging artists of all disciplines. . Submissions are open until February 28th and are for all genres of work.

Click here to submit: Submit – Stoa Collective

Instagram @stoacollective 

Twitter @stoacollective_ 

Il Varco is glad to inaugurate the eight edition of Prisma Art Prize!

Organized with the goal of creating a space for visual artists to share their work with hundreds of colleagues from all around the world, it offers 2000€ in cash awards every year, purchase prizes and packages of services worth 2500€ from Biafarin and Vivivacolors in four seasonal competitions and an online gallery where the artworks are put on display forever.

Prize summary: Win 500€ cash prize and service prizes every 3 months.Deadline: 05/14/2021

The Institute for Art and Innovation invites all artists and creatives to apply with their works to the Social Art Award 2021.

Applications are welcome that focus on this year’s theme “New Greening” providing hopeful prospects towards climate change, resource saving, environmental protection, ecosystem recovery, water conservation, biodiversity, resilient cities etc.

Application deadline: 15 April 2021

For more details about the Social Art Award please visit :

Art Show International, a leading voice in the art community and one of the world’s fastest growing art galleries invites all visual artists to Art Competitions & Solo Exhibitions to get global recognition and win cash prizes. Every one of our 2020 and 2021 art competitions has been a resounding success. In the last month alone, $1,200 in cash prizes were given out to 16 talented artists. There were several other gifted artists who were also quite deserving of the prize money and could have as easily won the competition.

OrganizerInMind Support. CALL FOR PAPERS: “Trauma” and “nightmare” have become the most popular metaphors of evil in our times. The old philosophical discussion about “the nature (or mystery) of Evil” has been replaced by modern (and postmodern) studies on trauma. Topics: individual experiences, collective experiences, dream experiences, philosophical questions, etc. PRESENTERS: EUR 30 or 25 GBP or USD 35 or PLN 100 – by 12 March  2021. AUDIENCE MEMBERS: EUR 25 or 20 GBP or USD 30 or PLN 90 – by 15 March 2021

EHL@N Photocompetition

European Heritage Label – Europe Starts Here” photo competition organised with Burghauptmannschaft Österreich! The contest is open to all interested amateurs and professional photographers and citizens of all countries can participate in the competition. Duration of submission: February 15, 2021 – March 14, 2021

VRHAM! invites immersive artists worldwide to submit their artistic virtual, augmented and mixed reality projects. They are accepting installations, 360° films, live performances and interactive works.In the course of the festival opening ceremony 2021, the international jury will select the winners of the VRHAMMY Award, which is endowed with 5,000 €.

The open call runs from February 1 – 28, 2021.


STARTS Prize(Euro €20,000)

Eligibility : InternationalDeadline : 3 March 2021

Find out more :…/competition-starts…/

Roots and Seeds XXI OPEN CALL!This Open Call aims to support the production of two artworks and participation in one research residency. Proposed projects should address the current issues in the botanical world and have to be developed in direct collaboration with the scientific community.

Winning artists will benefit from other activities in the framework of the “Roots &Seeds XX” project and the final works will be exhibited at Ars Electronica Festival on September 2022.Further info and guidelines at: http://rootsandseedsxxi.euPhoto: Iván Pérez

Unit 1 Gallery start the new year with accepting applications for our Solo Residency (May-July 2021). By applying, artists are automatically added to our database for future residency programmes like the Radical Residency®️Deadline for submissions is Saturday, 27 February 2021.

Time frame: 15 May to 30 May 2021 The talks will be held in English.

The In the Field programme is free of charge for scholarship recipients and includes the tickets for selected performances at the Wiener Festwochen.

Application deadline: 14 February 2021

More information here

Mediterranean Soundscapes Project Introduces Open Call. Unmasking. Experimental Sonic Practices is an open call for soundworks by the newly formed MediSouP Community. Addressed to all composers, sound artists, ethnographers, sound recordists, and any other individual/s working creatively with audio, the organization is seeking soundworks and experimental audio compositions to be included in the first edition of MS Concerts: Unmasking. Experimental Sonic Practices which will be held online on March 11th, 2021. Applications should be filled out until February 11th at the call’s dedicated page.

De:Formal is pleased to announce our online residency program, a response to creating art and building community during the time of social distancing. The residency program is a virtual space for artists to explore and create, to build international communities, and to have dedicated time and space for experimenting on something new. No deadline.

Space & Time Artist Residency,

Guttenberg Arts is dedicated to promoting the visual arts by providing practicing artists with the space and time to develop their work while engaging with the public. Guttenberg Arts aims to increase opportunities for supported artists by expanding their community through artistic collaborations and promotion to curators and collectors in the tri-state area. Deadline: 01/31/2021

  • 3 Months of shared studio access at the bulls ferry studio (open 24 hrs, 7 days per week)
  • Artistic stipend of $400 for 3 months ($1,200 total all inclusive materials and travel)
  • Public artist talk or workshop, group show and open studio event
  • Publicity in print and web-based media
  • Key Holder Opportunity includes everything except stipend

Open call: curator for Contour Biennale 10. Application deadline: 28 February 2021. Contour Biennale is a biennale for contemporary art in Mechelen (Belgium). It is the longest-running art biennale in Belgium and is part of an international professional network. Contour began in 2003 as an international platform with a focus on video art and time-based media. 

BLOW UP PRESS announces the second edition of BUP Book Award – a competition for all photographers around the world, regardless their age, gender or nationality – which goal is to promote photo book as a way of expression.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2021  ENTRY FEE: EUR 30.00 per project (30-40 numbered images in a .jpg format with longer side of 1500 pixels wide) – Alternatively, you can buy any book or magazine in our online bookstore @ for at least 30 EUR (+delivery). Don’t forget to add “BUP Book Award” in notes when checking out.

More information here

Open Call for Projects
Closing date for the submission of applications
11:59 pm, January 17, 2021
Open Call for Projects Porto Design Biennale ’21 invites designers and cultural agents to present projects that are able to enrich the reflection on the general theme Alter-Realities: Designing the Present in the areas of exhibitions/installations, interventions/events, collaborations/co-productions, workshops/training, discussion/colloquia, and publishing/editions.

ContactInformation: callforprojects@portodesignbiennale.ptWeb Link:

Open call for writers! Indigenous Arts | Writing Over Here: Open Rezidency ONLINE! Who Should Apply?This residency is open to Indigenous people from all regions locally, nationally, and internationally, however participants will need to factor in the time zone consideration as online activities will be centered within Mountain Standard Time. Program Dates: March 08 – 27, 2021. Application Deadline: January 20, 2021.

iskwé works in the studio

A fully funded 2 month Artist in Residence at the netart & digital culture initiative ‘’ in Graz, Austria. Three major topics are elaborated and worked on: paradigm shifts in relation to (digital) ecologies, diversity and machine ethics. Application deadline: January 10, 2021.

  • Residency timeframe: Summer, 2021 (2 months).
  • A fee of €3000.- and production costs (if needed) are covered.
  • Travel, accommodation and a workspace at ‘’ are provided.

Cultural managers, do not miss this conference! The 4th annual Arts & Cultural Management Conference entitled REvisiting Borders held online on January 28-30, 2021! Attendees to the Arts & Cultural Management Conference are invited to learn from high-profile professionals and academics in the industry, collaborate and engage in interactive sessions, grow professional and academic networks. REsilience // REinterpret // REimagine

SpeakArt is a online platform dedicated to all creative professionals who search for funded and free opportunities worldwide. Radio Art Residency Weimar – April 2021 // Guttenberg Arts – Fall/Winter Residency 2021-2022 // Kaunas Photography Gallery Residency 2021 and many more funded opportunities for artists

Singapore Art Museum Invites Researchers and Artists to Residency. Deadline: February 28th, 2021. The 2021 cycle will focus on the following topics: the impact of technology on modern life, communication on the Internet, and participation in civic initiatives and their promotion through digital platforms.

Art & Culture Inside is looking for emerging [unknown] artists to share their stories with the world.

Visual, audiovisual, performing, multidisciplinary emerging artists, send an email to or send a message to Direct, leave a comment, whatever, we will contact you.

Art & Culture Inside is a young project-platform which is looking for young artists to shape people’s minds through arts together; to show the importance of arts in our lives, together. Art & Culture Inside provides artists with the platform to speak.