Artist Opportunities — December 2021


Welcome to our monthly list of open calls and related opportunities for artists, curators, writers and many others. We handpick opportunities from every part of the world that offer a clear benefit to applicants. The list is sorted by application deadline. If you want your open call listed please contact us at

The Maltings, Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy (CRE), and Institute for Creative Arts Practice are now inviting applications from artists whose practice explores ideas around food production and consumption for a residence opportunity. The residence will take place in 2022 in the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed in rural Northumberland. Deadline is 06 December. Read more and apply here.

Berlin-based queer organisation, Critical Queer Solidarity is seeking participants to join an international youth exchange on queer cinema taking place in Bad Ischl, Austria. Applicants must be living in Germany, Austria, Greece, Poland, or the Netherlands and be between 18 and 30 years old, while BIPOC and people with multiple discriminations will be prioritized. Deadline is 09 December. Apply here.

Konsthall C in Farsta, Sweden, is looking for programmers or designers with programming skills, or people interested in developing new forms of presenting art online, to create a digital exhibition space. There is a fixed fee of approximately 5,000 euros + tax. Deadline is 12 December. Read more and apply here.

Konsthall C, Sweden, invites artists, researchers, writers, and activists to apply for Transforming Bricks and Mortar, two 8-week residencies taking place in the winter and spring of 2022. The residents will receive a monthly salary, while production, accommodation, travel and COVID-test costs will be covered by the organization. Deadline is 12 December. Apply here.

Maajaam has launched an open call for installations and interventions to become part of the project Wild Bits - an exhibition concept proposing a temporary art park in the Estonian wilderness. During a 3-week residency, the artists will be invited to create and install their works that should create connections between human, natural, and technological worlds. Deadline is 12 December. Application guidelines here.

Young Urban Performances Festival is looking for performances, video performances or performative installations by groups or individual performers on the topic of Pleasure. Deadline is 12 December. Submit your work here.

The Biennale of Western Balkans (BoWB) invites artists to submit their works for 'Iatrosophia: On folk medicine and phytogeography', taking place from January to February 2022. The proposed works should focus on folk medicinal traditions practiced by communities in the wider Balkan region, bringing forth gender, ecological, intercultural and other critical issues. Deadline is 13 December. Submit your project here.

The CYENS – Thinker Maker Space has announced an open call for the Artist-in-Residence Program taking place in Nicosia, Cyprus. The call is open to all creative individuals. Deadline for the winter round is 15 December 2021. Apply here.

State of Fashion is seeking contributors to co-create a collectively commissioned work for the exhibition “Fashion as Encounters” as part of State of Fashion 2022 | Ways of Caring. Individuals and groups working in a variety of fields and practices are encouraged to participate. Applications are welcomed regardless of age, nationality and country of residence. Deadline is 16 December. More information on the call can be found here.

Danse élargie dance competition, invites artists from all over the world, from every field, without age limits, to submit original dance projects for its 7th edition. The competition will be held on 25 and 26 June 2022 in Paris. Deadline is 31 December. Read more here.

The G & A Mamidakis Foundation is now accepting submissions by Greek and Cypriot artists for the G & A Mamidakis Foundation Art Prize 2022. The awarded artist will be invited to realise a public sculpture in Crete that will become part of the Foundation's collection. Deadline is 30 January. Read more and apply here.

Kunstraum Lakeside, Austria, invites artists and cultural practitioners to participate in its 2022 program exploring the current theme; A Sense of Relatedness. Performative formats merging visual art, technology and science are welcomed. Deadline is 31 January. Apply here.

Petrohradská kolektiv in Prague announces an open call for artists to participate in an international program Artist in Residence for the year 2022. The residency program is intended for active artists, creators, and theoreticians, who desire independence and want space and technical support for working on their projects. Deadline is 31 January 2021. Read more and apply here.

The SAC International Curatorial Residency Program is now open to international curators. The selected curator will be part of the Miquel Casablancas Prize for the Visual Arts jury in 2022, and will develop a curatorial project with a selection of Catalan artists. Deadline is 01 February. Read more and apply here.

Τhe Lisbon Architecture Triennale announces the Début Award to be presented to an architect or a practice hoping to support new voices and forms of architectural practice. The competition is open to architects under the age of 35, or architecture offices with an average age up to 35. Deadline is 28 February. Read more here.

Inter Arts Center (IAC) announces Public Immersion, an open call focusing on immersive formats. Artists whose practice evolves the public space, extended reality, world-building and immersive technologies are encouraged to apply for this open call with new projects or existing works. Deadline is 01 December. Application guidelines can be found here.

The Paphos International Film Festival is committed to supporting authentically independent short films and it aims to research, promote and develop the art of independent film making. Submissions are now open for the 2022 edition. There is a small application fee. Early bird deadline is 01 December. Read more and submit here.

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists and artist-journalist teams producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. The funds distributed to grantees assist with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Read more and apply here.

Artists at Risk welcomes applications from art-practitioners from all over the world. AR-Residencies enable practitioners to take a “breather” from their home country, or to use the programme as a “stepping stone” to re-orient their professional lives. Artists and other art-practitioners at risk of grievous suppression of freedom of expression, persecution or politically motivated threats to their basic freedoms may apply. Please only submit an application if you are at serious risk. Eligible candidates usually face sustained persecution, involuntary displacement, unjust imprisonment, torture or ongoing death threats. Applications are open at all time. Read more and apply here.

Open calls editor: Nina Alexopoulou
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