The Long List of Artist Opportunities: January 2018

A selection of international open calls, competitions, art prizes, residencies, exhibitions and collaborations to submit your work to this month.

Header Image: Courtesy of Benjamin Voros

This is an edited list which will be updated monthly. To submit your proposal or call for entries to this list, please send an email to [email protected], with “Artist Opportunity” in the subject line.


Lost Alphabet Photography Book Publication

Lost Alphabet is an international publishing company accepting submissions for photography book publications.
Deadline: 31 January 2018

Create! Magazine curated by The Jealous Curator

Artists 18 and older are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit.
Deadline: 28 January, 2018

Fotoroom – Ongoing Foto First Call for Entries

Seeking brand new, unpublished photography stories.

ZEKE Magazine- Social Documentary Network: Through a Woman’s Lens

Only female photographers are eligible to submit to this Call for Entries, the themes for submission are open to any topic.
Deadline: 7 January, 2018

Krappy Kamera 2018

Seeking extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses, for example: Holga, Diana, Ansco, and pinhole cameras.
Deadline: 8 January, 2018

Feature Shoot Photo du Jour

All types of work, from fine art to advertising, student work, to work from the top photographers in the game.
Deadline: Ongoing

F-Stop Magazine – Beauty – February/March

12 photographs on the subject of beauty.
Deadline:15 January, 2018

Archive Collective Call for Entries

Entries in any medium, for publication on our digital platform.
Deadline: Ongoing


Sony World Photography Awards

Free for all photographers.
Deadline: 4 January, 2018

2018 Aperture Portfolio Prize

When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.
Deadline: 31 January, 2018

Freelands Foundation Award 2018

Open to emerging artists in the UK.
Deadline 28 February 2018

Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2018

Open to young writers addressing issues in contemporary art. The winner receiving £1,000 and the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine.
Deadline: 26 February 2018

DARE Art Prize

Seeking proposals for artists and scientists who wish to work together on new approaches to the creative process, in any area of scientific interest from climate change to nutrition, astrophysics or geography.
Deadline: 12 January 2018

Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards 2018

Beyond the Binaries encourages artists to think of art as a tool for activism and the promotion of social equality. This competition is open to all artists working with themes of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Deadline: 5 January 2018


2018 TIVA-Offline Browser

6th edition of the Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition.
Deadline 30 April 2018

Empty Places, Abandoned Spaces 

Praxis Gallery at the Photographic Arts Center is seeking submission of photographic art that explores the visual and social significance of abandoned space – where derelict factories, churches, private houses or other empty places serve as the basis for creative investigation.
Deadline: 29 January, 2018

Room 6.3 / Dear London

An exhibition reimagining the empty, forgotten buildings of London beyond capitalism.
Deadline 20 April 2018

WomenCinemakers Biennale 2018

Seeking shorts, documentaries and features written, directed or produced by women.
Deadline 28 February 2018

Artbust Exhibition 

Artburst Berlin invites artists to deal with the subject of climate change and to take part in the ongoing discourse of eco-aesthetics, for their group exhibition in September 2018. All mediums and forms of art are welcome.
Deadline: 15 March, 2018



Lucy Art Residency 2018

Open to a photographer based in Europe and the Mediterranean whose main practice is photography, willing to spend  two weeks in June 2018 in Kavala, Greece.
Deadline: 7 February 2018

Institute of Imagination Cultural Residency

A four month cultural residency at the Imagination Lab in South London, in which the chosen artist will explore the Lab’s physical venue as a space for education, creativity and playfulness.
Deadline :31st January 2018

European Media Artists in Residence Exchange

Call for Media Artists in the fields of digital media including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound or video as well as robotics or bio-art.
Deadline: 20 January 2018

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Call for artists inspired by and working with elements of the natural world.
Deadline: 14 January 2018