Open Calls

Open call for FAYD Issue 002: lexis/axis

Open call for Issue 002 [digital].

Language is a tool which determines thought, entrenches meaning and consciously controls. The meanings of language present themselves differently across modalities of individual and collective experience, through language contact and language acquisition. Geographical currents and fixed locations converse through language and, in equal measure, can be lost through language. Language acts as a barrier to integration, bureaucracy arms itself with language as a weapon to marginalise and demoralise. Oral knowledge and cognitive presence operate fluidly, shaping the landscape and allowing the landscape to shape them. In translation, in generations, in expression – language is directly and indirectly spread. Through shifting methods in the ways we conceive and perceive languages, we map and remap environmental markers. Yet, without a semantic and pragmatic element to language, it would lose all meaning.

How does conveying through language change when landscapes visibly change? Which currents charge through and weave within landscapes, emerging in language choice and expression? Which fixed locations embody collective experience through meaning and subsequently determine the presence of language? Where do languages expand and where do they contract? Is oral knowledge consciously shaping our landscapes? How instrumental is language in shaping what we mean and how we say it? How do the curves and lines of written language map what we seek out and approach around us? Where is the disconnect? How do landscapes traverse language and how does language traverse landscapes?

We invite you to document + send us your works, ideas and contributions until 08 August 2022.

More details, guidelines and submission form:

Closes: 08 August 2022

Contact: or @fayddigital on Twitter/Instagram

Open Call: Entangled Forest

Let’s tackle the climate crisis in an artistic way! We are Climanosco, a small association that wants to make the knowledge and possible solutions about the climate crisis accessible to everyone by connecting art and science. This time we focus on climate change and “Entangled Forests”. The call closes by the end of September.

Impressions of the last two exhibitions “Oceans on the rise” and “How humans respond” can be found at

Covering just a third of our land, forests are critical to the functioning of our society. Almost half of all forests are devoted to commercial use. But forests are not just a source of wood and pulp. They prevent land erosion, are essential for draining rainfall and snowmelt into rivers and protect communities around the world against natural hazards. Forests host 80% of all terrestrial plants and animals. They are vital in maintaining wildlife, endemic species and biodiversity. But how will forests adapt to climate change? Will they continue to play their essential roles in a warmer world? Tree mortality has doubled in the past 20 years in Europe and much of America. Will it get worse? How can we help? What is our role?


Apply now for Creative Climate Leadership Canada Aug 1-5, 2022

We are happy to announce that the CSPA has partnered with Julie’s Bicycle (JB) to host for the first time in Canada the Creative Climate Leadership (CCL) program, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.  Since 2017, JB along with multiple partners have been offering intensive training opportunities to creative leaders from the arts and culture sector to deepen their understanding and commitment to climate justice and the ecological crisis. The immersive course will take place at the Barrier Lake Field Station in Kananaskis, Alberta area adjacent to Banff National Park on the traditional territory of the Stoney Nakoda in the foothill of the Rockies, from August 1st to 5th, and is open to artists, curators, creative and cultural professionals and policy-makers that work and live across Canada. This CCL will be delivered in English. Please reach out to us if you would like to be notified of future CCL versions in French.

Application deadline: June 19th, 2022

We will notify successful candidates that they have been selected for participation by June 28, 2022

About the Creative Climate Leadership training course

CCL Canada, hosted near Banff, Alberta, will offer training for 24 individuals. Participants will learn, discuss and reflect on the topics of the climate crisis, climate justice, resilience and wellbeing, climate communication, and creative leadership for climate action, and will develop personal and professional tools and strategies to bring climate and ecological action to the center of their practices and organizations. The five-day intensive course enables participants to apply environmental frameworks and targets meaningfully to their work, and explore what leadership means in the context of a rapidly changing world.

For more information on the program or to check out some CCL alumni stories, visit 


The CCL is for artists from any form of art and practice or for other creative workers such as administrators, producers or policymakers, among others, who live and work in Canada. Don’t hesitate to apply if you are passionate and want to explore how to use your creative talents in service to the ecological crisis and climate justice. 


Dates: August 1st to 5th, 2022

Language: English

Location: Barrier Lake Field Station, in the Kananaskis area adjacent to Banff National Park on the traditional territory of the Stoney Nakoda

Transportation, food & lodging: Participants will be provided with meals and lodging for the duration of the CCL, as well as transportation to the field station from Calgary. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Calgary.


The total tuition is 2000 CAD and includes the costs of the program, food, lodging; 6 months of mentoring, and inclusion in an ongoing international network of CCL alumni. 

We have a limited number of full or partial scholarships available for those who articulate financial need to support their participation. 

COVID-19 related information

We will follow all local public health requirements and all requirements directed by the University of Calgary throughout the program. Given that this event involves close interaction with others, we require all participants to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals will be encouraged to take COVID-19 precautions to keep themselves and others safe, and hand sanitizer, disposable masks and rapid testing kits will be available for use as needed throughout the program. 

Please note that this information is subject to change. We will closely monitor the public health situation in Canada in the weeks leading up to the event and inform participants about any changes to our CCL health and safety guidelines. 


Please contact us at if you have any additional questions about the CCL or application process.

Creative Climate Leadership is a Program of Julie’s Bicycle.

Call for Artists – Juried Exhibition: “Break of Day, Edge of Night”

Curated by Steven Cabral, Lisa Petker Mintz and Christopher Schade.

The Painting Center, an artist-run non-profit gallery in the heart of Chelsea, announces a call for entries for its summer juried exhibition titled “Break of Day, Edge of Night“. The exhibition will run in the gallery space from July 19 – August 12, 2022 and will be featured on Artsy with a catalogue of artists works.


Conceptions of day and night conjure a broad spectrum of emotions and ideas that elicit diverse imagery. This can be an embodiment or meditation on the subjective or perceptual experience of time. One thinks of the serial Haystack paintings of Monet or more recently Byron Kim’s Sunday Paintings. These daily visual shifts echo larger seasonal, and celestial cycles that acknowledge mortality and renewal. Each time evokes a different sensation, ranging from the mystery, vulnerability, and desire of night to the ecstatic and precious clarity of day. Day and night can also suggest light, it’s absence, and how it travels through space. It can be a search for boundaries or an exploration of feeling. In his painting Nighthawks, Edward Hopper conveys the loneliness and isolation of a nighttime urban scene. Artists have sought to capture the spirit of day and night by depicting beauty, decay, rebellion, conformity, the seductive and the strange. We are looking for works of art that are inspired by day and night in all its revelations. Works may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional, including but not limited to mixed media, photography, digital, sculpture and painting.

Exhibition Dates: July 19 – August 12, 2022

Reception: Thursday, July 21, 5 – 8 pm

Deadline for Submission: June 5, 2022

Notification Date: June 15, 2022

Application Fee: $42 for up to five images.

Submission Requirements: JPEGs must be 300 dpi and a professional quality image. Maximum file size for any individual image is 5 MB.

Size Limitation: Artwork that exceeds 36″ in any dimension will not be considered. The size limitation includes the frame, do not exceed 36”.

Additional Requirements: All works submitted must be for sale. (The gallery takes a 30% commission on any works sold).

Artwork Shipping/Delivery Dates: Wednesday, July 13 – Saturday, July 16, 2022 between 11 am and 6 pm.


Wassaic Project Haunted Mill Exhibition and Residency

The Wassaic Project seeks artists to participate in the Haunted Mill on October 31, 2022, our annual, one-night-only Halloween event in the hamlet of Wassaic. This year’s Haunted Mill will be loosely “Haunted Carnival” themed. This year we are accepting a few types of proposals: site-specific installations for the first floor of Maxon Mills, outdoor installations, and performances. We will prioritize interactive and immersive proposals. We want to see your haunted carnival games, your creepy trick or treat stations, and all of the spooky experiences you dream up.

Artists will have complete creative control over their installation, as long as they keep their work PG-13. We’re looking for artists who are excited to participate and get weird, and who are self-directed and independent with their projects. For installation artists, we offer housing in one of our residency houses (for 1–3 weeks between October 6 and October 29, 2022) alongside private studio space in Maxon Mills, additional studio space in Luther Barn, and full access to our wood shop and print shop. We offer all participating artists and artistic teams a modest honorarium.

Application Requirements
We accept three types of proposals for: site-responsive outdoor installations and outdoor performances. Applications are run through our SlideRoom portal.

For all applications:

  • Contact info
  • Proposal
  • 1–10 work samples (5 or more images of completed works and and 1-5 sketches, mock-ups, or works in progress of what you’re thinking about for your installation)
  • CV (PDF, 2 pages maximum)
  • $25 application fee

For site-responsive outdoor installations:
Please explain how the piece will look or function. If your work is time-based or has video documentation, you may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo, or SoundCloud.

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2022


Please email if you have any questions about applying or if you cannot afford to pay the application fee.

Open Call: AWAW Environmental Art Grants

The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants (AWAW EAG) program, administered by NYFA, will distribute a total of $250,000 in funding (up to $20,000 per project) to support environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories.

The AWAW EAG will support environmental art projects that inspire thought, action, and ethical engagement. Projects should not only point at problems, but aim to engage an environmental issue at some scale. Proposals should illustrate thorough consideration of a project’s ecological and social ethics. Projects that explore interdependence, relationships, and systems through Indigenous and ancestral practices are encouraged to apply.

Applications Open: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET
Applications Close: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET
Applicants Notified: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

For more information please visit:

Open Call: Art that Matters to the Planet

Art That Matters to the Planet
July 27-October 30, 2022

Roger Tory Peterson’s signature contribution to the arc of the global conservation movement was the modern field guide. Trained as an artist, Peterson understood the power of art to inform, inspire and illuminate about the natural world. The experience of using the field guide sparked a revolution – it helped millions of people across the globe really see the natural world. To be inspired by it. To fall in love with it. Throughout his multifaceted career, Peterson helped us to see the challenges, too – the devastating impacts of pesticides, habitat loss and other environmental ills. Through art and action, he also demonstrated that each and every one of us can make a difference in protecting the earth’s diversity of plants and animals.

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute is a living embodiment of the field guide. In fulfillment of our new strategic vision, a primary goal is the nurturing of the next generation of artists working at the nexus of art and nature. More than ever, we need art – we need artists – to explore dynamic new ways to help us experience the beauty of the natural world, the environmental challenges we face, and the opportunities for recovery and redemption.

Art that Matters to the Planet isn’t your typical exhibition. We’ll invite each artist selected for the exhibition to collaborate on how best to describe their artistic process. Selected artists may exhibit finished works, preparatory drawings, or field sketches. Accompanying narratives, photographs and videos may be important for some, not so much for others. Whatever it takes to help audiences understand how and why artists use art to illuminate the beauty of nature, challenge us to confront environmental issues of regional, national or global concern; and inspiring us to preserve the earth’s biodiversity.

In other words, in a world of exceptional natural beauty and overwhelming environmental challenges, help us to make a case to a broader, more diverse audience, that art not only matters, it is indispensable to create a better world.

Go to to proceed directly to the Art that Matters to the Planet 2022 entry form.


Artists may submit any combination of materials that provide a holistic picture of their overall artistic practice or a particular series or project. A minimum of five and maximum of 20 files may be submitted. In addition to images of finished artwork and an artist statement, submitted materials may include images of sketches, journal entries, photographs, published writing, videos or other relevant materials.

APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES: Electronic applications and the $35 non-refundable application fee as well as your acceptance of the terms and conditions are due by
May 3, 2022, 11:59 pm, MDT.

EXHIBITION DATES: July 27-October 30, 2022

LOCATION: The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 311 Curtis Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

ACCEPTABLE MEDIA CATEGORIES: All categories of fine and decorative art are welcome. Works that incorporate materials and/or parts acquired from injuring or killing animals will not be considered.


• For crated works, crate dimensions shall not exceed: 84” H x L78” L x W: 36”
• All work must be original to the submitting artist
• All work must have been completed between 2017-2022


1. All entries must be submitted online via CaFÉ by May 3, 2022
2. Artists should submit a minimum of 5 and maximum of 20 files
3. Name your files as follows: last name_first name_artwork title_date
Example: Anderson_Ann_Climate Change_2022.jpeg
4. Submit the following materials:
– Artist Statement
– Images, videos, or documents
– Artwork description: Title, Date, Processes, Materials, Dimensions
– $35 application fee


1. All submitting artists will be notified by email upon the receipt of their submissions, and will be notified regarding exhibition selection by May 16th
2. Artwork packing and shipping instructions will be sent with selection notification. 


Artists selected for Art that Matters to the Planet exhibition are responsible for the following:
1. Packing costs
2. Inbound and outbound shipping costs
3. If applicable, works which are framed and ready for display


The Roger Tory Peterson Institute is responsible for the following:
1. Insurance of the artworks while on site at RTPI
2. All costs associated with installation of artworks
3. Photography of works selected for exhibition


March 29: Call for Entries opens
May 3: Submission deadline for images, entry form, and processing fee
May 9-13: Exhibition jurying
May 16: Selected artists notified
May 27: Deadline for receipt of loan agreement; crate dims; & image fee
June 30: Deadline for art to arrive at RTPI
July 26: Exhibition preview for press & exhibiting artists
July 27: Exhibition opening
October 30: Exhibition closes
November 15: Return of artwork

Direct inquiries to:
Maria Ferguson, Collections Curator
716. 665. 2473, x. 228

Go to to proceed directly to the Art that Matters to the Planet 2022 entry form.

Montemero Art Residency – Rural art residency

Montemero Art Residency is an organization dedicated to sustainable ecology and alternative art production, and pursuing to provide a substantial experience and a network to the artists who are interested in these topics. Our inspiration drives from our local surroundings as well as people we’ve met while working on this project, and we’d like to add to that more.The program offers a fully-equipped printmaking studio, and other open spaces that are suitable for a variety of creative practices. Being located on a biological reserve near the Tabernas Desert, the location offers a unique perspective that aims to cultivate a personal connection with nature and how it functions, while further expanding the idea of eco-living.

Throughout the program, participating artists will have a chance to incorporate new mediums and disciplines into their practice. Salvaged materials in the scrap yard will be open to artists’ creation and interpretation. This process will be supported by weekly online/video chat feedback sessions, individual portfolio reviews, and brainstorming sessions with our curator.

Residency will take place from June to December for 1 to 3 month stays.

Application deadline: 30.04.2022



“The climate crisis is also a crisis of culture, and thus of imagination.”

–Amitav Ghosh

The 2023 International Thematic Residency, Changing Climate, addresses the most critical issue of our time. For the Changing Climate Open Call, SFAI seeks to support artistic exploration, creative activism, and community art actions related to global warming that inspire individual transformation and inform collective action.

April 10, 2022, 11:59PM Mountain Time



Do we believe we can curb carbon impacts or even reverse the current carbon trajectory and subsequent climate devastation?

The goal to stay under 1.5 degree increase is a global mandate that is dependent on collective social, corporate and political responsibilities and actions that will impact all life on our planet. This question also touches on all of SFAI’s prior thematic investigations: food security, migration and displacement, water rights and drought, equal justice, historical truth and contemporary reckoning, labor and the nature of work, revolutionary thinking and the need for radical, systemic change.

SFAI encourages proposals from artists, activists, culture bearers, and creative practitioners whose work aligns with the theme through the lens of radical connection. Review our Guiding Questions for more information.


We seek artists and activists with proposed focus on research, artworks, and creative actions that:

  • Connect human health with environmental and planetary health, and increase emotional resilience and adaptation to a quickly changing earth;
  • Help to imagine social, cultural, economic, and technological futures that reduce or eliminate reliance on fossil fuels and are conjoined with human rights and the rights of all species; and
  • Support Indigenous, traditional, and local land stewardship and sovereignty in solidarity with human and non-human kin, as a means toward carbon capture and community building.


(Top image: Photos: Julia Paull, Water Rights Residency / Flash Flood for a Living River project with founder Bill McKibben / Greenland Ocean Sunset, William Bossen)

Opportunity: Artist callout – The Leap

The Leap is seeking applications for artist/s to co-create a living wall in the Bradford District.

The Leap is seeking applications for one artist or team of artists working together to participate in a new experimental, open submission arts campaign. The Leap aims to use this pilot project as an example to engage other partners to help create many more Change Space installations across the city.

With funding support from The Emerald Foundation and Bradford 2025, the project aims to bring together local communities with an artist to co-create an example of how living walls can create community cohesion and inspire community pride using a relatively low-cost solution to greening, and improving the liveability of Bradford’s built-up areas.

The selected artist(s) will support the creation of an outdoor living wall, led by members of the community. The location, style, and form of the wall will be decided by community members, the successful artist will advise and co-create the project. Community members will lead on creating the installation and will be selected through an open callout for proposals once the successful artist is in place. The proposals will be independently assessed by The Leap Community Assessment Panel and involve the artist throughout the process.

Open to artists with experience creating horticultural or architectural artwork. The total cost of the artist fee is £3,000, with an additional £200 for travel. A budget of £10,000 will be awarded to the successful community-led project.

Closing date for applications: 29th April 2022.

More info can be found on The Leap’s website.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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