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5 International Open Calls for Artists to Apply in July

Artists working in the art field benefit extensively from open calls since they may use them as a springboard to spark their creativity and set goals and deadlines for their work.

In addition, they provide artists with opportunities for increased visibility and involvement, as well as the potential for obtaining awards such as publications, exhibitions, and other forms of acknowledgement, an internship, prize money, and other benefits if their work is selected.

That is why we’ve chosen to inform our artist community about the upcoming international art calls you can apply for in July. Below you’ll find a list of five different international open calls for art.

So keep on reading to learn about it all.

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR WOMEN & LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY ARTISTS

Organization

Arts to Hearts Project

Theme

“PRIDE” is a call for a visual art exhibit designed to celebrate queer community in honor of International Pride Month. The exhibit is a precursor to Pride celebrations held in June. Artists are encouraged to present works that celebrate the unique sense of pride & celebrate diversity for the community. Artists are encouraged to submit meaningful works underscoring identity, love, sexuality, gender, lifestyle and diversification. Show us what your Pride means to you.

ELIGIBILITY

We welcome all women & LGBTQ+ community artists from all countries and nationality to apply in painting, mixed media, collages and other mediums.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Artists will be required to send high quality photographs of your work not more than 1MB in size
• Artists must send in their Artist Bio, Artist Statement, Links to social media handles etc.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION TO REMEMBER
• Submission fee is $35 for the Exhibition (non-refundable)*
• Artist Bio word limit is 300
• Artist Statement word limit is 300
• Number of Artworks that can be added is 3 upto 1MB per Image

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Entry Deadline: 1 August, 2022 11:59 pm EST.
All artists will be notified of the decision by the September, 2022. If your application is selected, you will receive further information at that time.

SUBMISSION FEE

$35 for 3 images of individual artworks (non-refundable*)

With this curated group exhibition “PRIDE” we are excited to document & share about several expressions in context to the celebration of diversification, gender & identity and so much more via the medium of visual arts.

EXHIBITION OPEN CALL | FLUID TIME

Organization

Independent & Image Art Space

ABOUT EXHIBITION THEME: FLUID TIME
Armen Avanessian, an Austrian philosopher, says that “The basic thesis of the post-contemporary is that time is changing. We are not just living in a new time or accelerated time, but time itself—the direction of time—has changed. We no longer have a linear time, in the sense of the past being followed by the present and then the future. It’s rather the other way around: the future happens before the present, time arrives from the future.”
In this new era, time is fluid, and there is no obvious progression from a before, to a during and an after in historical terms. The fluidity of time indicates the blurring of boundaries, escaping categorizations, and not being concretely defined. In such a time how does an artist imagine the future? How to view histories? How to create unexpected narratives and connections to tell untold stories? How to even use time as an artistic medium to interpret the life we experience?

Categories

Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

EXHIBITION DATES
August 8 – September 5, 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
July 31, 2022 at 11.59 p.m. GMT+8

SUBMISSION FEES
$50 up to 6 works;
Submission fees are non-refundable

SELECTION NOTIFICATION
August 5, 2022

ELIGIBLE SUBMISSION
There is no limit on the art medium, size, year of production, artist age, or nationality, but the submitted works should respond to the exhibition theme “FLUID TIME”.

Kindness: Unexpected, Unusual, Unfailing

Organization

Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church

Theme

Kindness has been explored, expressed, and experienced throughout the ages by people from all walks of life. What kindnesses have you bestowed, received, or witnessed? How has kindness changed the course of history? Or the course of an afternoon? Does kindness necessarily involve human beings?
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
“Spread love wherever you go. Let no one come to you without leaving happier.” ~ Mother Theresa
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good that overwhelm the world.” ~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu

This exhibit seeks to represent a broad and creative set of interpretations on the subject of kindness. ​

Entries for the juried exhibit, will be accepted until July 30, 2022.

Publication Opportunity for Emerging Artists

Organization 

Friend of the Artist

Categories

Visual Arts, Drawing, Digital, Design, Textiles, Printmaking, Photography, Painting, Interdisciplinary, Social Practice, Applied Arts

Application fee

$25

Early entry (Before June 25th)

$35

Regular entry (After June 25th)

Participation fee:

$85

Selected artists are responsible for a $85 fee. This fee covers each artists copy of the book ($52 value) and helps with distributing costs for gallery copies. Fee can be paid overtime or upfront.

Submission Deadline 

30 July, 2022.

Open Call: The New Artist, 3rd Edition

Organization

Boomer Gallery

International Deadline: July 31, 2022 – The aim of this Boomer Gallery exhibition is to find out what is the trend in contemporary art and to create a dialogue between the artists and the viewers.

This Exhibition will take place at our space in Tower Bridge London, August 5th thru August 10th, with a private view on August 5th.

In the last hundred years humankind has seen unprecedented innovations and changes- from skyscrapers to moon landing to social media to human rights to Art. In this very moment in our society everything moves really fast, time doesn’t seem sufficient anymore, artists seem to find their path much harder, the ongoing changes create a need for a continuous state of Transcendence and this reflects in contemporary art.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to artists worldwide, everyone is welcome to apply. There are no subject or medium restrictions, everyone is welcomed to apply.

Eligible media but not limited: painting | sculpture | photography | digital art | Installation | video | prints | textile | ceramics | illustrations | etc.

VENUE
This Exhibition will take place at our space In Tower Bridge London.  The space is located in one of most iconic places in the world and the most visited place in the whole UK.

SUBMISSION FEE
To make a submission is absolutely free but we do charge a £165 fee for each participating artist as we only charge 15% sales commission and that includes:

printed catalogs | printed posters | printed brochures | admin | graphic designer | champagne | caviar | professional photographer | hostess | security | bartender | printing and framing for the artists who opt for that.

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