Open Calls

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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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ARTIST OPEN CALL with PAID commission

We’re inviting artists of all ages to submit a work as part of a ground-breaking public art initiative; to be reproduced at scale and displayed for millions to see in public spaces across the UK.

Our goal is to build a new and ambitious cultural institution without walls, and to generate a national conversation through art about the important questions of our time. Produced by Artichoke and conceived in collaboration with artist Martin Firrell, this initiative is supported by the Out-of-Home* industry.

The theme for the first exhibition is Straight White Male.
– What does it mean to be straight, white and male in 2022?
– How does this statement make you feel? Do you relate in any way with the theme, and if so, what would you like to say about that?
– Alternatively, does the theme sit uneasily with you and how would you wish to challenge it?

We’re inviting artists to respond to the theme, with the aim of commissioning 9 artists working in varying mediums and from diverse backgrounds with widely differing views about the central theme.

Commissioned artists receive:
• A fee of £2,000
• Support from Creative Director and lead artist Martin Firrell
• Support from our exhibition Curator
• An international platform to exhibit your work
• Inclusion in the Digital Programme
• The services of a designer to format your artwork for digital and print
• Costs of production, mounting, and leasing of the advertising spaces
• Photographic documentation of your artwork displayed outdoors
• Scheduled online meet-ups with fellow contributing artists and team
• Participation in online discussion regarding making art for the public realm
• Invitation to exhibition launch (July 2022) including travel and accommodation
• Introduction to appropriate networks to support future exhibitions and showings of your artwork

A wider shortlist of approximately 20-30 artists will also feature in our Digital Programme and their artwork will be showcased on the project website and our digital channels.

Submissions must be proposals for two-dimensional works in any media. This includes, but is not limited to, photography, painting, drawing, text work, prints, mixed media and collage.

To apply, please visit Artichoke’s website, read through our information pack and follow the instructions. For more information, questions and alternative methods of application please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Phone: 020 7650 7611 (Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 18:00)

SummerWorks Call for Submissions 2022

SummerWorks Performance Festival expands the possibilities of performance. In its 32nd year, based in Toronto, Canada, SummerWorks is widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new performance in the country. 

SummerWorks is currently seeking proposals for their Festival’s next edition, taking place August 4th-14th, 2022. 

Proposals are encouraged from established and emerging creators, as well as curators, working across all disciplines and artistic traditions. In-person, digital, and hybrid performance projects will be considered.


Calls for:
– SummerWorks Presentations
– SummerWorks Labs
– Public Works
– Special Call for Artists & Curators

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 11:59pm EST

To learn more, check out one of our ASL-interpreted Info Sessions on Facebook Live:

There are four programming streams accepting applications, including our free Public Works programming and a Special Call for Artists & Curators working in all mediums. 

The Special Call welcomes proposals for short solo performances, art interventions, and/or curated series to be experienced along sidewalks, streets, alleys, and laneways of Toronto. 

Our Public Works programming brings artists and audiences together to reimagine possibilities for the public realm, in digital, in-person, and hybrid formats. In 2022, we invite creators to consider how the landscape and infrastructure of the city impacts how we move, connect, and communicate with one another. 

Link to Call for Submissions:

Link to Special Call for Artists & Curators:

Link to Public Works Call for Submissions:

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods invite artists to face the severity of the climate crisis and be agents of change to guide our collective understanding, response, and vision as we shape our shared future. New Orleans and the inhabitants of our region are frequently invoked as some of the most vulnerable to the effects of environmental degradation. While sea levels, temperatures and emotions are rising, our highly manipulated landscape can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the reckoning and hope which are required in the ways humans interact with shifting urban and natural ecosystems. As the climate crisis permeates the collective understanding of the future, the challenges faced by Southern Louisiana resonate exponentially. We look to artists to ignite our imaginations, illuminate our challenges, and offer new ways to examine the world.

Rising Residencies will provide artists with time, space, scholarship and staff support to foster critical thinking and creation of new works. The call is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental and culturally related issues and a commitment to seeking and plumbing new depths. We ask artists to describe in detail how the region will affect their work, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community.

Direct questions to Cammie Hill-Prewitt at


Proposals are due March 10, 2022 and residencies will be awarded by May 23, 2022.

Residencies are 6 weeks and will take place between September 2022 and May 2023. Flexibility in your dates is appreciated as we try to accommodate everyone’s schedules. You may come over six consecutive weeks or come twice for three-week sessions.

Local, national, and international visual, musician/composing, performance, literary, new media, and interdisciplinary artists are eligible to apply. Both established and emerging artists may apply, but a dedicated practice and demonstrated commitment to public engagement are expected. Artists of color are encouraged to apply and we are particularly interested in receiving applications from Indigenous artists. Students enrolled in full time degree-seeking programs are not eligible. Collaborative teams of up to two artists can be in residence, please see our FAQ for more information on how to apply as a collaborative team.

SELECTION PROCESS A multidisciplinary jury comprised of artists, arts professionals and environmental activists will review applications in two rounds. The first round will happen asynchronously and jurors will review and rank all applications. Top contenders will be moved to a second round that happens live. We offer to share anonymized jury feedback to all applicants. The jury will judge proposals on the following criteria:

  • The creativity and integrity of the proposal
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and wider audiences
  • Projects that are deeply respectful of the communities and individuals with whom they interact
  • The proposal’s public component and its depth of engagement with the community

Recipients will be provided $3000 as a stipend and $2000 towards materials. Artists will also have the opportunity to work with an external evaluator/ally. Depending on the needs of the project, we may be able to assist artists in accessing Tulane University faculty consultants or research collections. We provide full room and board including food, utilities for living and studio space to selected residents. Residents are expected to cover personal living expenses, additional materials and supplies, and any other expenses relating to the cost of producing work incurred while in the program. Travel and shipping expenses to and from A Studio in the Woods for the residency are also the responsibility of the artist.