Summertime is perfect not only for travelling, relaxing, and looking for inspirations but also considering some art residencies, which are soon to come. If you still don’t have plans for the upcoming holidays, check out these opportunities and embark on the (very artistic) summer adventure.
“The Art of Staying Healthy”
deadline: 19 July 2021
Organisations are invited to submit ideas that explore the possibilities of integrating arts and cultural activities into the provision of health and social care services. The proposals should engage specific target groups, for example, vulnerable populations, different age groups or patient groups. Definitions of arts and health can be found in section 1.1 of the WHO report. Use these as a reference, but notice that other creative, cultural, or health care areas are also included in the open call.
About the venue: https://www.eunicglobal.eu/about
“Taking care” (Germany)
deadline: 19 July 2021
The Museum am Rothenbaum. Kulturen und Künste der Welt (MARKK) in Hamburg is awarding a three-month residency to a promising artist, (social) designer, architect and/or environmental activist. The aim of the residency is the development of a project engaging the topic of water-related climate change inspired by the materials, technologies and/or ecological knowledge in the museum’s collections. The artistic project will be presented in an accompanying exhibition planned at the museum under the heading “Designing Sustainable Futures”, which will open as part of the TAKING CARE Project in March 2022.
About the venue: https://markk-hamburg.de/en/about-us/
ALKALI Open Call
deadline: 19 July 2021
ALKALI magazine showcases past and contemporary women artists of all media. Every ALKALI issue includes individual, uniquely curated artist interviews. The maximum number of interviews that each publication has is 5. The women artists included are emerging, established and returning individuals who create solid, insightful and intriguing work. The works chosen for each issue will have to do with variety of medium, approach to work, and also how the artists can fit in a solid curation with one another.
About the venue: https://www.alkalimagazine.com/
Biennale College Arte (Italy)
deadline: 26 July 2021
Biennale College Arte aims to complement and enrich its 2021/2022 exhibition with newly commissioned artworks by emerging artists, fully supported by La Biennale di Venezia. Artists selected for the workshops will be hosted for the duration of their stay in Venice in selected structures provided by La Biennale di Venezia. La Biennale di Venezia will also cover the participants’ travel expenses for both workshops in Venice. The call is dedicated to young emerging artists, or duos, under the age of 30, from all over the world, with a record of inclusion in at least 1 group exhibition and 1 solo exhibition in recognised national and/or international exhibition spaces.
About the venue: https://www.labiennale.org/en/venues
Onyx III (United States)
deadline: 28 July 2021
Fees: 10 USD
Onyx III will be our third virtual instalment of contemporary and fine art works that exemplify the colour black. The gallery will be on virtual display between August 1 – August 31, 2021. All submitted entries should be at least 50% comprised of the colour black. Eligible media include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, oil/chalk pastels, block/ink print, pottery/vessels, sculpture, assemblage, digital art, collage, metal work, jewellery design, fibre/textile art, wood work, contemporary craft or short film video.
About the venue: https://www.envisionartshow.com/
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For Artists and Art Curators
Association for Visual Arts Open Call (South Africa)
deadline: 31 July 2021
Fees: dependent on the gallery space
As we begin to rebuild and reshape the world around us, we look to encourage collaboration and cooperation amongst artists and curators. In 2021 we ran our first series of ArtReach Conscious Curating Co-productions, which is a successful continuation of our 170-year tradition of supporting exhibitions that promote the discursive and experimental nature of contemporary art. This year’s call for exhibitions in 2022 encourages curators and artists to propose group exhibitions that explore collaboration and cooperation in different ways, opening up space for inclusive and engaging conversations.
About the venue: https://www.ava.co.za/our-history
MeetFactory (the Czech Republic)
deadline: 15 August 2021
MeetFactory’s international Artists-in-Residence program, the largest atelier program in Central Europe, announces new open calls for both local and foreign artists. How to define the artistic dimension of food? What are the ways to make studio practice more sustainable in the times of climate crisis? What has the performative turn brought to contemporary art? MeetFactory is searching for artists who will join us on a mission to find answers to these questions.
About the venue: http://www.meetfactory.cz/en/
International Art Exhibition for New Technology (NTAA) (Belgium)
deadline: 31 August 2021
NTAA’s mission is to expand the scope of contemporary artistic creations and traditional media with works using contemporary and new technologies in an original and intelligent way: treatment of sounds and light, use of new media, application of innovative evolutions in communications, telecommunications and broadcasting, centred on the world of information, communication, and computers and interaction. These descriptions are in no way restrictive and should be interpreted in the broadest way possible.
About the venue: https://www.zebrastraat.be/en/filosofie