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ArtWalk Magazine Summer 2021 Issue – Call For Artists

ArtWalk Magazine Summer 2021 Issue – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] ArtWalk Magazine is accepting artist/artwork submissions for their Summer 2021 issue. The call is open to anyone 18 years or older. Provide up to 5 images of your work.  There are no material, aesthetic, or conceptual restrictions. Mediums allowed: Painters, Photographers, Sculpture, Mixed Media, and Poetry.

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Deadline: 15 May 2021

Resolution: Please send full/high-resolution images in RGB color mode. No size limit. Please allow time for the upload process to work as you upload your images. It may take a minute to complete.

Not all artist’s submissions will be chosen, but each artist will get at least one of their images in a collage page designed and shown on the ArtWalk website.  Each artist who submits will be given a free copy of the digital ArtWalk Magazine.

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Master Performing Public Space (Netherlands) – Call For Artists

Master Performing Public Space (Netherlands) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Master Performing Public Space of Fontys School of Fine & Performing Arts in the Netherlands is looking for goal-oriented creatives, who are currently developing artistic work in public space. Are you a committed artist who wants to recreate public space as a shared space for social, political, and ethical confrontation?

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Deadline: 31 May 2021

European artists can apply till May 31, 2021. For non-EU students the deadline is March 31, 2021.

With a distance learning program, Fontys encourages creatives who are committed to society to enrich a current or new project in public space with an advanced artistic research. During this 1 year study program, students will be asked to reflect on their individual work in progress, and to co-investigate intervention practices in public space. Become part of an international network of like-minded artists and experience 3 intensive bootcamps in the Netherlands. This Master opens the door to a PhD, municipalities, and companies with an interest in public space.

Many art courses talk about innovation, but none have done so much to educate a new generation of artists than Fontys Arts in the Netherlands, with their new Master program, Performing Public Space. The mission of the program is to guide artists that wish to leave behind conventional spaces, that want to re-think and re-discover shared spaces. Creatives with a background in theatre, dance, circus, music, fine arts, architecture, digital arts, and graphic design are welcome to join this program.

Take your profession to a next level with the advanced Master Performing Public Space starting in September 2021!

Master Performing Public Space Benefits

Artists will become part of an international network of artists and researchers. They will be introduced to multiple art forms and working methodologies, all focusing on creating art in public spaces. The fact that this is an international one-year master program will make every working group individual very multidisciplinary. You will be working with your own coach throughout the program, guiding you and your individual project.

“The combination of individual distant work and intensive group work is functional for this kind of program and offers a big agency to the artists.” – Danae Theodoridou, Program Coach

“Having an international network gives artists the possibility to understand and get different perspectives. And this is very important as artists, to have this discussion.” – Alessandro Carboni, Artist/Researcher

“I think something that’s really enriching about working as an artist in the public space is the direct contact with the passers-by.” – Vitória Aquino, Graduate 2018

“If we look outside of the traditional infrastructure, we see so many possibilities for art.” – Karen Neervoort, Dean of Fontys Arts

About Fontys

Fontys is a future-oriented university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, and courses in various fields. Their mission: to provide inspiring, challenging, and excellent higher professional education and to conduct practice-oriented research that is truly meaningful to society.

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Evolve Programme: How to Sell Art Online – Call For Artists

Evolve Programme: How to Sell Art Online – Call For Artists

The Visual Artists Association (VAA) announces a call for artists for the Evolve Programme, an online, three-day workshop on how to sell art online. Workshops will focus on learning how to sell art, gain online followers, and build a profitable arts business. Learn how sell art online and create multiple streams of income including social media training. Find your niche and grow your followers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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Deadline: 5 Jul 2020

Open to Visual Artists Association members only. Join the VAA as a member and have access to the Evolve Programme, resources, and artist advice. Membership starts from £4.50 per month and include £5m public liability insurance and access to events and resources. Participation is limited and awarded on a first come basis.

Feel supported and learn insider secrets and knowledge from thriving artists and industry professionals. Maximize your time by building your arts business on solid foundations which leaves more time for creating.

About Visual Artists Association

The Visual Artists Association champions artists at all stages of their careers to succeed in the business of art. We don’t believe that the cultural myth of the impoverished artist needs to exist. Instead, you will find VAA assisting artists in building their businesses by generating sales via marketing and distribution channels (self-representation, galleries, publishers) as well as advising on personal brand creation and the practicalities of managing arts businesses.

VAA offers members tools to succeed including access to a range of training, business advice services, online resources, events, and access to a supportive and progressive community. They are open to emerging and established artists.

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India Book Arts Tour 2020–21 (India) – Call For Artists

India Book Arts Tour 2020–21 (India) – Call For Artists

Book Arts Tours announces open registration for the India Book Arts Tour 2020-21. This intimate look into India is for those who wish to see behind the scenes of various working artists and craftspeople. Augmenting visits to art and craft centers, museums, studio visits, and workshops, participants will have a chance to observe traditional wood block carving and printing on cloth, experience in natural dyeing, a visit to a miniature painter’s studio and engage in traditional, and modern papermaking methods. Additionally, visit world renowned architectural treasures like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort to immerse into the aesthetic landscape of India.

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Deadline: 15 Mar 2020

Dates: Dec 19, 2020–Jan 02, 2021

Full Tour Registration: approximately 3,500–4,000 USD for 15 nights. Final cost depends on number of participants.

​Registration fee includes transport between cities and venues, accommodations, entrance fees to museums and historical sites, workshop fees, and most meals.

India Book Arts Tour 2020–21 Artist Benefits

If you are an artist interested in the arts, textiles, culture, architecture, food, and history, this tour is for you. It is curated according to the needs of the group although the focus is arts and culture. Visit artist studios; take workshops like palm leaf binding, papermaking, and wood block carving taught by traditional craftspeople; watch demonstrations; visit architectural wonders; and experience the rich craft and cultural traditions India has to offer.

This tour offers you an in-depth look into India, one not normally seen.

The cost for registration does not include:

  • Arrival and departure fares
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for various services, such as meals and drinks

The tour is being led by Radha Pandey and Johan Solberg.

About Book Arts Tours

Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has taught Western, Eastern, and Islamic-world Papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett and teaches book arts classes in India, Europe, and the U.S.

Johan Solberg is a fine binder with a passion for both contemporary and historical binding structures. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa Centre for the Book. Solberg is deeply passionate about Japanese papermaking, and studied the ancient craft in Japan as an intern. He has undertaken research trips to Uzbekistan and India to learn more about the history of papermaking there.

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Test Art Supplies From Jerry’s Artarama (Online) – Side Arts Exclusive

Test Art Supplies From Jerry’s Artarama (Online) – Side Arts Exclusive

Want to product test art supplies? Side Arts has teamed up with Jerry’s Artarama to provide art supplies for feedback, testimony, and images.

Deadline: 31 Dec 2019

What art supplies do you want to try? Post your wish list and a picture of your art space to Instagram with both hashtags #jerrysartarama and #sidearts.

Winners will be chosen through September to receive free trial supplies of paints, brushes, and drawing materials.*

* Limited quantities available.

About Jerry’s Artarama

Proudly serving artists since 1968! Thank you for choosing Jerry’s for purchasing your art supplies. Jerry’s only business is serving the interests of artists like you. From the first time artist to the professional we have everything under one roof at factory direct savings as much as 75% off traditional retails.

We have always championed low prices for the artist. Our founder Jerry Goldstein started 50 years ago with the pledge to bring down the cost of art supplies by discounting them. Today it is commonplace but back then he was a pioneer. Providing the lowest prices and best deals is part of our DNA rooted from the very first day we opened our doors. Rest assured we will do our job daily to assure that you always get the most for less by shopping with us.

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Diversity – Side Arts Call For Artists

Diversity – Side Arts Call For Artists

Side Arts announces a call for artists on the theme of diversity. Side Arts fosters a conversation through the visual arts on social equity including diversity, inclusion, affirmation, justice, access, mental health wellness, safety, and consent. This call focuses our attention on how art addresses diversity through social equity.

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Deadline: 15 Aug 2019

Open to visual artists, 18 and older, any location, any medium.

Enter as many times as you like per call.

  • $1USD: Entry
  • $5USD: Entry + promote art on Instagram (800+) and Facebook (2000+).
  • $20USD Entry + social promotion + promote art on Blog and Email List (15000+).

Diversity Artist Benefits

  • 1st prize: $50 or 15% of total entry fees, whichever is more
  • 2nd prize: 10% of total entry fees
  • 3rd prize: 5% of total entry fees

Winners are chosen and announced within two weeks of the deadline. 10% of all entry fees are donated to social equity charities. These are chosen by consensus from the recommendations of those that submitted the artwork.

About Side Arts

If making art is your side hustle, then Side Arts is for you! A global community of visual artists use Side Arts to promote their art and search verified calls for artists – exhibition and income opportunities. Side Arts offers workshops, consulting, and exclusive calls for artists.

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Cannabis Creative: Maryland – Call For Artists

Cannabis Creative: Maryland – Call For Artists

Cannabis Creative announces a call for artists for Cannabis Creative: Maryland. Maryland residents only, other states to follow. Selected art will be published in the upcoming art book, Cannabis Creative: Maryland. A primary goal of the book is to end the stigma towards cannabis through a celebration of beauty and creativity.

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Deadline: 31 May 2019

Art may be of any style or format which can be well represented in print: paintings, drawings, sculpture, murals, glass-work, woodwork, fiber-work, metalwork, prose, music, comedy, dance, theater, transformational success story, or similar work that is inspired by the most beautiful and positive aspects of cannabis. Any cannabis consumed or referenced by artist must be legal acquired and consumed, either OTC CBD or MMCC Medical Cannabis Patient.

Cannabis Creative: Maryland Artist Benefits

Selected and published submissions shall receive $500. Potential for more based on book sales and future editions and compilations of the book series. All qualified submissions will be featured on the website’s gallery. Artist will have opportunity to share their story about how cannabis inspired their art or improved their quality of life. This is intended to educate and spark interest in the audience regarding medical cannabis.

Social Equity

Cannabis Creatives works to connect underprivileged or under-educated artists with galleries and provide them with no cost representation to the gallery. Socioeconomic and cultural diversity are part of the rubric by which submissions are judged. In addition to art submissions thru the website, the team will travel and interview artists that come through recommendations who do not have access to the internet, have learning/communication disabilities, or have other issues which would prevent them from enjoying the opportunity provided by Cannabis Creative.

About Cannabis Creative

Cannabis Creative is a visually stunning art book series that revels in the joy and creativity of cannabis. They collect, select, and showcase the very best displays of creativity made by local cannabis consumers in each state. More than just a book, Cannabis Creative offers its audience a celebration of art, beauty, knowledge, and a community of people who appreciate the merging of artistic brilliance and the legal use of cannabis.

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Creative Co-Working Think Tank – Call For Artists

Creative Co-Working Think Tank – Call For Artists

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is looking for creatives to help with interior design ideas, thoughts on decorations, furniture, and space sizes for a Creative Co-Working Think Tank. LEDC will bring the beer and wine. You bring the creative minds and some colorful duck tape, if you have it. LEDC will mark out your floor plan ideas. Come see the space mid-renovation. Call dibs on your studio space.

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Deadline: 29 Nov 2017

The Creative Co-Working Think Tank will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30th at 6-8 pm at 32 E Baltimore Ave, Lansdowne, PA. This event will allow artists to get in on the ground floor of the newest creative co-working space in Delaware County Pennsylvania. If you are looking for creative co-working in a town that has a small-town feel or close proximity to the city of Philadelphia, you will find both in Lansdowne.

Residents and businesses here have many reasons they choose to base themselves in Lansdowne

Low Rent/Home Costs: Whether you’re a young adult renting your first apartment, a new family buying a home, or a senior looking to downsize, Lansdowne is for you. Rents and home prices are lower than many similar communities in Delaware County. According to, about 60% of owners in Lansdowne and 50% of renters pay less than 30% of their income toward housing expenses, a measure of affordability.

Feeling of Community: Events like the Lansdowne Farmers Market, Art Shows, Annual Festivals, Memorial Day 5K race, and parades give our residents a strong sense of community. In our targeted Elm Street neighborhood, the LEDC organizes street cleanups, park beautifications, green initiatives, youth outreach, and healthy community initiatives. These events are great opportunities to become involved in making Lansdowne your community.

Historic Beauty: Lansdowne’s central business district and two separate neighborhoods. The Henry Albertson Subdivision District and Lansdowne Park District can be found on the National Register of Historic Places. Residents love and are proud of the famous, historic architecture.

Easy Access to Philadelphia: A 20-minute regional rail ride or a 13-mile drive to Philadelphia, Lansdowne offers that suburban lifestyle with easy urban access.

Diversity: Lansdowne fosters and promotes a vibrant and inspiring artistic community. It makes up a large portion of residents. Families of all types are welcome here. Freedom from fear of judgment based on religion, culture, and sexual orientation is a fundamental right in Lansdowne.

About The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

The LEDC is a nonprofit organization, started in 1998. Its mission is to revitalize the borough of Lansdowne, located seven miles east of Philadelphia. They carry out their mission in several ways:

  • Provide resources and information to new and existing businesses,
  • Recruit new businesses to fill vacancies in the downtown,
  • Host various events such as a weekly farmers market and an annual arts festival which brings visitors and connects residents and businesses, and
  • Promote Lansdowne to potential new residents.

LEDC encourages community involvement through a strong, committed volunteer force. It contributes its time and money to enhancing life and business in Lansdowne.

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Short Story Artwork – Call for Artists

Art Labology announces a call for artists for short story artwork.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jun 2016

Join in a collaboration with writers using your artwork as their inspiration to create a short story.

Submissions are free.

Promotional benefits include:

  • a showcase of artists on ArtLabology with a link to your personal website
  • social media exposure on Facebook and Twitter, and
  • inclusion in  future book publication.

Short Story Artwork

Art Labology’s gallery is currently viewed in over ninety countries. We bring artists and writers together in order to publish a book.

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ForumArts Sculpture Symposium – Call for Artists

ForumArts is opening a call to artists to participate in the outdoor ForumArts Sculpture Symposium for 11 days during the summer 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Apr 2016

The ForumArts Sculpture Symposium is a residency opportunity for artists to make an entirely new sculpture, work alongside other artists, and discuss their work. The focus of the symposium is to make work inspired by and in response to the 130 acres and 180 years of the Himalayan Gardens at Riverhill House. Artists are welcome to visit the gardens prior to submission or base their piece on the images and video provided. Artists can work with natural or manmade materials.

The Symposium will consist of an 11 day residency in which 5 selected artists will each make a new piece of work. London Sculpture Workshop will provide an open workshop space with access to basic tools including woodwork, metalwork, and welding equipment. Mechanical and manual assistance in moving work can be given on site. The selection of materials can be decided by the artists, but they have to create work that will survive outside for at least 2 years.

During the ForumArts Sculpture Symposium, we will organize discussions between the artists, members of the public, and curators. Evening events will include barbecues, visits to local pubs, a press launch, and closing party. At the end of the Symposium, the sculptures will form part of an exhibition at Riverhill for the duration of summer 2016.

In 2017, a publication will be produced and launched at a London Sculpture Conference at which artists will present the work made during the Symposium.

ForumArts will fund material costs up to £500 for each artist. ForumArts is in charge of buying the materials. ForumArts will offer up to £50 to each artist for travel expenses to and from the Symposium within England. Receipts need to be produced. ForumArts cannot cover traveling expenses to international artists though it offers recommendation letters that could help to get funding with other entities. International artists will have travel expenses covered from any airport within England to Riverhill.

ForumArts will provide all meals and refreshments during the Symposium. Please note that, for the moment, accommodation will be camping; however, we are fundraising for getting hotel accommodation. We would provide the necessary kit for international artists.

ForumArts is a non-for profit arts organisation based in London that offers free membership for artists. ForumArts provides a platform for discussion on creative practice, opportunities for artists, visits to artists’ studios, and invitations to keynote speakers to talk to our members. ForumArts has organised major events such as the First West London Arts Prize 2013, First National Sculpture Symposium in England in 2014, and The London Sculpture Conference 2015.

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ForumArts Sculpture Symposium