The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences. Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art, the foundation provides opportunities for interaction and study, beginning with the presentation and growth of its own art collection in Chicago. To further cross-cultural dialogue on American art, the foundation supports and collaborates on innovative exhibitions, research, and educational programs. Implicit in such activities is the belief that art has the potential both to distinguish cultures and to unite them.
Grant & Fellowship Opportunities
At the Terra Foundation, we believe art has the potential both to distinguish cultures and to unite them. That’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to fostering the exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences.
One of the ways we achieve this goal is by offering a wide range of grant and fellowship opportunities, including funding for exhibitions, fundings, fellowships.
For deadlines and applications please visit: www.terraamericanart.org
SMACH is a land-art project born in 2012 and ideated by Michael Moling and Iaco Rigo. It is a biennial open air exhibition that represents the combination of “art and nature”, where the latter acts as the display of the artistic creations, designed and tailored specifically to various sites. It started from an international art competition that celebrates where the involved artists, staged their works in places of historical and cultural interests in Val Badia.
Their artworks have the aim of sparking people’s interest for art and enhancing the area of the Dolomites in which they are immersed. Through a dialogue between art and nature, the artists want to promote thorough and ongoing consciousness of the historical, cultural and traditional aspects of the area.
Since the beginning, the project is grown and in 2018, the non-profit cultural association SMACH was founded to warrant the project’s goals: the biennial art competition, the art valley and collateral events.
For application and deadlines please visit: smach.it
The Bolivia BICeBé® Poster Biennial is the maximum reference of the creative and design industry in the Bolivia. Considered the main showcase of national and Latin American talent for the world. Reflection platform and design heritage.
A Cultural postersCategory
B Social postersCategory
C Advertising or commercial posters Category
E Motion Design Poster. Free Topic.
Bolivia BICeBé® video:
Please visit the following website for application deadline bicebebolivia.com
In its almost 30-year history, Fumetto has developed from a small, regional event into one of the most important international comic festivals in Europe. Today it is one of the most important platforms for the comic art form.
Founded in 1992, Fumetto was aimed at young people and art students when it was founded. A competition was announced in the first edition. A tradition that has remained an important part of the program in the development of the festival. As early as 1995, major international comic artists were exhibited at the festival and the number of exhibitions increased. Due to the constant growth, the festival venues were soon distributed decentrally throughout the old town of Lucerne, which has contributed a lot to its current charm.
From 2003 onward Fumetto presents itself under the name Fumetto – International Comix Festival Lucerne and lasts a full nine days. The international orientation as well as the artistic claim of the festival were anchored in its name. Fumetto focuses on showing artistically sophisticated comics and incorporating other art forms such as drawing, illustration, visual arts, graphics, performance and animation. The most important comic artists in the world, young talents and the current one of the diverse currents of the comic art form are shown. Established as well as still unknown Swiss and international artists are represented in the program every year. From 2009 Fumetto will also position itself as a platform for drawing. The medium of drawing is one of the traditionally anchored art forms in Switzerland and Fumetto is its first forum. Fumetto shows art at the highest level and every year a unique international show of developments in the medium. Stars of this art branch are shown as well as newcomers. To this end, Fumetto works with leading artists, art institutions and galleries.
Fumetto not only depicts current developments in the scene, but also actively promotes young artists. The festival enables a young, promising and still largely unknown artist a first publication including a solo exhibition in the main program and accompanies them in the development. In addition, the festival gives many mostly unknown artists the opportunity to draw attention to themselves in the framework program.
Mediation has become another important concern of Fumetto and is also maintained at a high level. The exhibitions are designed to present art in an exciting way and in keeping with the times. This includes mediating instruments for every age group and different needs: handouts, guided tours, apps, lectures by the artists as well as programs for children / young people and school classes.
The festival has been running under the name Fumetto Comic Festival Luzern since 2018. It has positioned itself as a festival at which art is in the foreground and does not pursue any commercial goals. Today, with around 40,000 visitors, Fumetto is one of the biggest events in the festival city of Lucerne.
Fo the application date please visit Fumetto
Model Young Package is international competition in packaging design. Since its foundation in 1996, the Model Young Package competition has achieved an international reputation and a distinctive position among competitions for young designers. Every year, several hundred participants from the whole world send their entries.
Model Young Package focuses on packages made of paper. The competition was founded to invite students and creative people, and challenge them to create designs of corrugated and smooth cardboard or other paper materials widely used in packaging design.
Model Young Package is held annually. It’s founder Model Obaly, the Czech branch of international Model company, is a leading package manufacturer and a great believer in supporting and challenging young creative talents. Since 2009, the competition has been organised by CZECHDESIGN.CZ, organization promoting design into practice not just in Czech Republic.
For application date and deadlines please visit Model Young Package
Presentation video of last edition:
|Call for Applications:||23 August 2021|
|Submission Deadline:||3 October 2021 (24:00 CEST)|
|Notifications of Results:||8 November 2021|
|Earliest date of Departure:||1 December 2021|
|Latest date of Return:||31 May 2022|
i-Portunus Houses is open to host organisations or established individual artists/cultural professionals to team up with 2 to 5 artists and/or cultural professionals, legally residing in different Creative Europe countries + UK, with the intention to work together on one or more collaboration projects. The scheme is open for all cultural sectors (except audio-visual disciplines that would fit the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme).
To find team members, or to team up with a host, you can register for one of our online matching sessions during the Market Square events.
This scheme puts focus on hosts underlining their value in providing efficient and ‘safe’ residencies & working environments for artists/cultural professionals. i-Portunus Houses provides financial support to the host for sub-granting the cost of mobility (transport, accommodation etc.) to their receiving artists/cultural professionals (team members). Hosts can apply for one collaboration project with up to 5 artists/cultural professionals or up to 5 collaboration projects engaging a minimum of 1 artist/cultural professional per collaboration project. Hosts have to receive a minimum of 2 artist/cultural professionals in total.
The main objective of your collaboration project has to be one of the following:
- Create: (co-)creation of artistic work, production, performance
- Connect: networking, internationalisation
- Learn: increase competences, professional development
- Explore: research, future collaborations/projects
Within this scheme hosts can apply for collaboration projects consisting of physical mobility or of a mix of physical mobility and virtual participation (so called blended mobility). Hosts cannot apply for virtual participation only! In total, i-Portunus Houses will invest a maximum of 30% of the mobility budget (500,000 euros) into virtual participation.
The conditions of funding are the following:
- As the main applicant, the host receives the complete grant for all collaboration projects and submitted team members.
- Of the total amount, only 10% can be claimed by the host itself.
- The rest of the awarded grant needs to be sub-granted according to the type of mobilities requested in the application.
- There are different amounts to be requested for physical mobilities or virtual participation (with the virtual participation only as part of a blended mobility) .
- For physical mobilities, team members receive a minimum of 1500 EUR to complete a mobility of minimum 7 days (including travel). For each extra day of mobility, another 30 EUR will be awarded to the sub-grant, with a maximum of 3000 EUR for each team member.
- For physical mobilities, the host can claim for itself a maximum of 10% on top of the total of the sub-grants requested in the proposal as provision costs.
- Each team member can be sub-granted a maximum of 3000 EUR in total.
- Support for virtual participation can only be rewarded in combination with a collaboration project including physical mobility.
- A sub-grant for virtual participation will only be granted to a non-travelling team member of a group, and only once.
- Each host can claim a maximum of 1 hosting fee in total, once virtual participation becomes part of their collaboration project.
- There are different amounts to sub-grant for virtual participation, depending on the focus of the collaboration projects as submitted in the proposal.
|Physical Mobility||Minimum (7 days)||Every extra day|
|Provision costs host|
|150 EUR||3 EUR|
|Team member: artist/cultural professionals|
(sub-grant of 3.000 EUR max. pp)
|1.500 EUR||30 EUR|
|Virtual Participation (part of mix)||Amount|
|Virtual host (depending on focus of project)|
|100 | 150 EUR|
|Create | production costs, hardware, software|
(sub-grant for non-travelling team member)
|Connect | software, facilitation fees|
(sub-grant for non-travelling team member)
|Learn | training, facilitation fees, software|
(sub-grant for non-travelling team member)
|Explore | research, tools|
(sub-grant for non-travelling team member)
Example Calculation Blended Mobility:
Team with collaboration project focusing on Connect:
1 host + 2 travelling team members (A/B) + 1 non-travelling team member (C)
|Team member A visits 9 days (incl. travel) and will receive (physical mobility)||1.500 EUR + 2x 30 EUR||1.560 EUR|
|Team member B visits 11 days (incl travel) and will receive (physical mobility)||1.500 EUR + 4x 30 EUR||1.620 EUR|
|Team member C joins online and will receive (virtual participation)||1.000 EUR||1.000 EUR|
|Host 10%||150 EUR + 2x 3 EUR|
150 EUR + 4x 3 EUR
|TOTAL granted to host|
(incl. sub-grants to team members)
The total budget earmarked for the i-Portunus Houses mobility support is 500.000,00 EUR of which a maximum of 30% will be awarded to virtual participation (as part of a mixed mobility proposal). With this budget i-Portunus Houses aims to fund at least one host from every Creative Europe Country + UK. i-Portunus Houses reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.
Individuals with a disability
Additional mobility support can be provided to hosts that invite artists/cultural professionals with a disability. In this case, the applicant should self-declare their access needs and financial support will be based on a case-by-case basis. i-Portunus Houses will ask for receipts of these additional costs.
What should the money be spent on?
i-Portunus Houses mobility support is intended to help hosts to cover the expenses for the mobility of their team members. (f.e. transport, accommodation, subsistence for physical mobilities | production costs, software, facilitation fees for virtual participation), plus provision costs for the host itself consisting of max. 10%.
Islamic decoration chandelier: The link between art and architecture is a very important topic because art is an essential part of architecture and vice versa. Which was known in this way, and some people link it mainly with the requirements of Islamic identity, and this was a major role in linking this design to the region and Islamic architecture. design idea
Due to the need to delve into the originality of the architectural elements and the Islamic architectural identity, many people believe that adding an architectural element within the design of its facade is a distinction for Islamic architecture, and that is contrary to the spirit of Islamic architecture, which some see in the possibility of the existence of ideological sides we seek to dismantle this architectural element (But it may be excluded). Indeed, there are basic untouchable elements of Islamic architecture, but there are methods that can revive this heritage with an artistic framework acceptable to the architectural critic who is a connoisseur of Islamic architecture and Islamic art, as well as to the public.
The idea began by working on developing a chandelier for an internal artistic architectural element used for museums and to be displayed in an artistic capacity, and we took within the design elements the desire to interact with Islamic elements
• Islamic geometric decoration: we took the basic form of Islamic geometric decoration, which is the basis of ceiling lines.
• The colors, we took the colors mentioned in the Holy Qur’an only, which are white, black, green, yellow and red, and these colors are only mentioned in the Holy Qur’an
• Studying the vibrations of the sound of the call to prayer: The Islamic call to prayer is not just phrases! It contains scientific miracles and sound vibrations. We made these effects on the movement of ascent and descent
• Merging: A combination of the call to prayer + the number of letters and words of the call to prayer in phonemic scales + the colors mentioned in the Qur’an
It is a work of art related to the human conscience 5D that will interact with 6 human axes, for us to know the amount of positive energy produced by this Islamic art form and the extent of artistic interaction with it. It is a processor of lengths, geometric movements, and volume adjustments mixed with the colors mentioned in the Qur’an scenography When coexisting with this design, it will generate for you many picturesque inspirations. The human mind will try to read all these data that herald the stages of a high-quality architectural assembly and the data as to the effect of the sound of the call to prayer interacts with the colors in the Qur’an with the volume of the sound
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Landscapes that we see with our eyes or that we experience only in our minds. That we observe, create, nurture, replicate, analyze, destroy, resist, love. That we are born into, that we lose ourselves in, that we push away from. Share your perspective on literal or imagined landscapes and be a part of this unique collection.
| Eligible Submissions:
Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 1800 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.
Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.
| About ArtAscent:
The mission of ArtAscent is to inspire and promote artists of images and words. Our most popular call is the bimonthly theme-based call which showcases diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers for artists and writers. ArtAscent provides the opportunity for the voices and visions of writers and artists to be shared in a professional and accessible platform. This is our art, and we are grateful to be part of a bright community of creatives and art lovers.Deadline: 10/31/2021
Fee Detail: $15+How to Apply:
| Call application:
http://bit.ly/ArtAscentThemedCallAjiuWeb Link: https://bit.ly/ArtAscentThemedCallHPAjiu
We aim to exhibit influential and controversial emerging visual artists who belong to underground / alternative scenes from cities around the world that produce their art independently. We look for talents whose attitude and lifestyle inform their technique and work. We want our audiences to be exposed to beautiful and meaningful imagery
How the exhibits work:
At Siilk Gallery we offer 3m of wall space for a 1 month (4 week) exhibition. Your work will be curated alongside another 3/4 other artists in the Mezzanine level of Siilk. We will also be opening a new side gallery early 2022 where we will show works by other artists from around the world to exhibit at our new and gallery spaces. There is no submission fee but there is a €300 hanging fee for accepted artsits. Everything included in this is added below
We will have an opening evening for each exhibition with press attendees, we will have private viewings and local and international coverage of each event event.
All works will be available for sale in the gallery and on the online.
The exhibition program includes:
4 week exhibition at Silk Gallery
Private view/press viewings and other publicity
Design and printing of invitations, mail out and social media invites
Curation & Installation of works
Photography of work for catalogue, website, press and online store
Featured work & artist information on www.siilkgallery.com and social medias
We take 0% commission on works sold throughout the duration of the artists stay and at exhibitions.Deadline: 09/30/2021
How to Apply:
Please send a short bio, 8-12 images you feel represent you as an artist and the month you are interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, we look forward to receiving your submissions.Web Link: http://www.siilkgallery.com
Applications are now open for our online exhibition “Eco Echo”. We are looking for artworks centered on the theme of the environment and the natural world, nature’s interconnected web and delicate balance. Artworks that raise awareness about environmental issues. Artworks that open our minds to philosophical ideas about our own connection to nature. Realistic landscapes or abstracts of natural phenomenon; spirituality or scientific observations; memories of a walk through tall trees, or patterns observed in desert; splashing rivers, or plastics found in the ocean. We want to discover the voice of nature through your artworks.
Fee Detail: $20How to Apply:
– Open to all artists 18+
– All visual art mediums (except video) are allowed
For more info and apply please visit: https://www.artgallery118.com/submissionsWeb Link: https://www.artgallery118.com/submissions