Artist Opportunities — September 2020


Welcome to our monthly list of open calls and related opportunities in Greece and abroad for artists, curators, writers and other. The list is sorted by application deadline. If you want your open call listed please contact us at

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute invites artists to submit new or existing work for the 2021 HBI Artist Program prominently in a digital, online or remote format. The works should propose fresh ideas on Jews and gender and proposals that emphasize the experiences of Jews of color are encouraged. Deadline is 01 September. Read more here.

Luminous Eye invites photographers-artists — professionals or amateurs — to submit works for an international group exhibition entitled Inwards – Life on pause as a starting point for transformation. The exhibition will be held first on the Luminous Eye website and at the Luminous Eye space in Athens, after the lifting of the restrictive measures. Deadline is 01 September. Apply here.

Delfina Foundation in partnership with Kunsthalle Praha has announced an open call for a curator based in Central and Eastern Europe. The three-week residency will take place during winter 2021. Deadline is 01 September. For more information, click here.

The Japan Media Arts Festival is now accepting submissions for its 24th edition. Artists of all nationalities and at any stage of their career are invited to submit works for the festival's four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Deadline is 04 September. Read the guidelines and apply here.

Designregio Kortrijk, Belgium is seeking recently graduated designer-makers or creative artists to join its Designers in Residence Kortrijk program. During this 3-month full-time residency, the artists are expected to create an experimental project reflecting on the current theme, 'The future of urban leisure'. Deadline is 04 September. Apply here.

The Goethe-Institut, the documenta archiv and the University of Kassel are launching their joint fellowship program for young scientists, researching artists and curators. Held at the documenta Institute, Kassel, the six-month series of fellowships will allow participants to conduct their research in relation to documenta. Deadline is 07 September. Find detailed information and apply here.

Balkan Can Kino is a self-organised and collectively run project promoting cinema and art education. They are organising a pop-up photo exhibition in the context of the 3rd Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium. Interested photographers can submit their work by the 14th of September. More information here.

Yellow Brick, a non-profit residency and workspace in Athens, Greece, is accepting proposals for its 2021 residency programme. Artists interested for the February-July 2021 period can apply until the 20th of September. More information here.

Aalto University, Finland is seeking two artists and a scientist to work together in a four-week residency conceived within the framework of The Green Revisited: Encountering Emerging Naturecultures (GREEN) project. The artistic work created should reflect critically upon the technical manipulation and exploitation of living systems and the biosphere at large. Artists and scientists are welcome to apply as a duo, as a group, or individually. Deadline is 30 September. Read more and apply here.

The Bibliothek Andreas Züst offers three studio residency positions to artists working across a variety of disciplines. Individuals or small teams are welcome to apply with projects that deal with the library as a whole or one of its sub-areas. The length of the Studio Residency Stipend is four weeks. Deadline is 30 September. Read more and apply here.

Poets, filmmakers, video and digital artists, media and performance artists are invited to submit work to the 9th annual International Video Poetry Festival in Athens, Greece. The IVPF strongly considers artwork that examines and challenges traditional visual communication methods while continuing to function as a tool for exploring poetry. Deadline is 27 November. More information can be found here.

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism is offering grants to artists, individuals or collectives, producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more here.

The Institute of International Education through the Artist Protection Fund (APF) is offering fellowship grants to threatened artists from any country and any field of practice, while placing them at host institutions in safe countries where they can continue their work. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. More information and application guidelines here.

PS: is an art space in Athens run by a collective of artists. They are accepting proposals for their 28-hour residency programme, which as the name suggests allows artists to use their space for 28 hours and present their work. Proposals can be submitted throughout the year. Read more here.

Open calls editor: Nina Alexopoulou
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