Animayo 2022 – International Poster Contest
The contest is open to artists worldwide. The poster will be used for Animayo video gaming summit.
31 January 2022
Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over.
Artists around the world are invited to submit their original artwork to the annual Animayo Festival POSTER CONTEST. The winning poster will be used to promote Animayo 2022.
Any technique is allowed.
The works should be unpublished.
The competition is free to enter.
The winner will receive 500 €.
For further information visit the official competition website.
28th International Illustration Contest
The illustration contest is open to artists worldwide to submit their artwork. The contest theme is flowers. The winner of the contest will receive different prizes.
14 July 2021
Who may enter
The competition is open to illustrators from around the world.
The competition is organized by Celsys, a Japanese graphics software company.
Each participant may submit one or more illustrations on the theme: Flowers.
“ What kinds of people and places go best with your favorite flowers and plants? Show off your green fingers in your illustrations – we want to see all types of entries!
Submissions may be created with any software
The competition is free to enter.
• Grand Prize (1 winner): USD $2,000 cash prize and Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code
• Runner-up Prize (1 winner): USD $500 cash prize and Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code
• 3rd–5th place (3 winners): USD $200 cash prize and Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code
• 6th–10th place (5 winners): USD $100 cash prize and Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code
• Honorable mentions (10 winners): Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code
For further information visit the official competition website.
Artist grant offered by The Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs in Berlin
About the artist grant:
- Capital Cultural Fund
- Cross-disciplinary funding
- Co-financing fund
- Cultural education in Berlin
- Digitalization of cultural heritage
- Funding for presentations of existing work
- Funding for women artists
- Funding for inter-cultural projects
- Weltoffenes Berlin
- International cultural exchange programmes
- Literature funding programmes
- Music funding programmes
- Performing arts, theatre and dance funding programmes
- Public art and percent-for-art
- Visual arts funding programmes
Deadline: varies according to the call.
Application requirements: open worldwide.
Application documents:Fill in application form and submit it together with required documents
Entry Fees: None
Awards: varies according to the artist fund.
Learn more about the provider:The Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs promotes the arts and cultural sectors within the scope of its responsibilities under state law. The department’s funding activities focus primarily on projects of outstanding quality by artists, ensembles and groups based in Berlin.The cultural affairs department of the Senate Chancellery supports productions and provides grants in the form of project funding and stipends to artists based in Berlin. Funding may be awarded for projects in disciplines across the non-commercial cultural sector including the visual and performing arts, photography, new media, literature, and music as well as related forms and cross-disciplinary undertakings. The Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs provides funding for inter-cultural projects and cultural exchanges. The women artists program offers project funding and stipends for women artists working in video and film and awards in the area of visual arts and composition. A co-financing funding programme exists to enable Berlin-based artists and groups from the independent arts scene to submit applications to external funding bodies requiring co-financing. Generally, funding is not available for projects which are already in progress, but only for those planned for the future. Funding for presentations of existing work is available for Berlin-based artists, ensembles and groups of all disciplines, to facilitate the presentation of previously staged productions to a wider audience. The department supports the conservation of cultural heritage by funding the digitization of cultural assets. Please note that all funding is dispensed in accordance with the funding principles of the Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.Artistic freedom, independence, transparency, comparability and equity are the key principles in the assessment of applications and in the allocation of stipends, awards and project funding. To ensure that these principles are upheld, the cultural affairs department of the Senate Chancellery appoints a range of advisory boards and juries to appraise applications each year. The current appointments to these boards and juries are detailed in the programme flyers of the respective funding programmes.
Artist funding offered by Foundation Baden-Württemberg in Germany
About the artist grant:
Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg) provides targeted support to young talents from the visual and performing arts, literature, music, art criticism and cultural management, whose permanent residence or focus of work is in Baden-Württemberg, or who have spent a significant part of their life in Baden-Württemberg, which has been decisive for their artistic work. Deadline: varies according to edition. Application requirements: Residence or focus of work is in Baden-Württemberg Lived in Baden-Württemberg Germany.
-A detailed project how the funding will be spent.
Entry Fees: None
-Access to the foundation studios.
Learn more about the organization:
The Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg) promotes the state’s young contemporary art scene. Its purpose is to offer emerging talents, whose permanent residence or focus of work is in Baden-Württemberg, or who have spent a significant part of their life in Baden-Württemberg – which has been decisive for their artistic work -, financial independence and flexibility for a limited period of time so that they can further develop their work. The Kunststiftung allocates grants and prizes in order to support young talents from the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, music, art criticism and cultural management. It also produces publications and organises events in order to bring its grantees to the attention of a wider public audience. In addition, the Kunstbuero (Arts Office) of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, founded in 2009, offers visual artists an extensive advisory and continuing education programme. Since its founding in 1977, the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg has provided support to over 900 artists and cultural professionals working in various fields. As an independent and non-profit organisation, it has become one of the most important institutions for promoting the state’s experimental cultural scene and was honoured for its work in 2003 with the State Foundation’s Cultural Promotion Prize. The Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg celebrated its thirty-fifth year of existence in 2012. It was founded in 1977 through a cross-party initiative supported by state delegates commited to art andwho stemmed from very political party represented in the State Parliament in Stuttgart at the time. The purpose in establishing the Foundation was and is to create an organisation that helps young artists take their first steps into the free market by providing financial support and generating greater public exposure. Exceptional in this regard is the joint effort made by all all parties of the State Parliament to establish the Foundation and the continuation of this strong commitment through today. Accordingly, the various organisational bodies of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg are made up of notable figures from politics and the community in addition to individuals representing cultural institutions and artists.
Art Fellowship for artists offered by Mekang Cultural hub:
About the fellowship:
Mekang Cultural hub offers 10 Art Fellowship for artists from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
Mekang Cultural hub supports projects that contribute to sustainable development in South east Asia.
Varies according to edition
–Artist from one of the following countries Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
-project related to sustainable development.
varies according to the call (artist cv, motivation letter, project details, ..)
The program is an opportunity develop yourself, to develop and work with others, and to make an impact on society:
1.Skills and personal development:
presentation skills, advocacy & influencing skills, entrepreneurial thinking, individual personal development plan and dialogue and development from mentors & inspiring speakers from different sectors
new professional and personal networks through collaborative working, regional travel and peer mentoring
3.Knowledge and values:
Exposure to the diverse histories, social, economic and cultural context of SEA through travel to four Asian countries during the one-year program and a deeper understanding of the unique role that arts & culture can play in the South East Asia’s sustainable development
Learn more about the organisation:
Mekong Cultural Hub (MCH) is an exciting new organisation, set up to offer personal and professional development opportunities for creative cultural practitioners in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand and to build sustainable networks around Asia. Programs will include workshops, exchange, training and networking, and will involve participants and practitioners from Taiwan, as well as other South-East Asian countries on particular programs.
MCH serves people who are working at the intersection of arts and society. It aims to support creative practitioners who are already established in their own contexts and are ready to widen their networks and their impact by developing regional projects and collaboration. One of the first projects of Mekong Cultural Hub in 2018 will be a Mekong Mapping, to learn more about the situation of cultural practitioners in our region and to develop a strong foundation for a network. We also plan to launch a “regional cultural leadership program” in partnership with British Council.
In its first year, MCH is supported by Ministry of Culture Taiwan (R.O.C.) and Fresh Sound Foundation, and collaborating with British Council. MCH is a sister organisation of Cambodian Living Arts, which has been working in Cambodia since 1998, and has a mission to be a catalyst in a vibrant arts sector in Cambodia. Both MCH and CLA share the belief that arts are at the heart of a vital society, and this spirit is reflected throughout our programs.
Opstart the Nordic Culture Fund for artists:
The Nordic Culture Fund supports projects which stimulate the development of artistic and cultural life in the Nordic region. Here you can read more about our current funding programs.
What is Opstart?
Opstart is the investment of the Nordic Culture Fund in the initial phases of new art and culture projects, designed to strengthen the Nordic ambitions of the projects. Opstart supports the joint development of promising project ideas.
Opstart aims to develop the artistic and cultural field in the Nordic region that is diverse, accessible and of high quality.
You can apply for max. DKK 25,000. There is no requirement for co-financing of Opstart.
Please note! Opstart funding is typically applied for to cover travel and subsistence expenses in connection with meetings held in the Nordic countries. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the Fund will be able to support other costs, such as fees, materials or other things needed to complete the project, to a greater extent in 2020. This means that fees may until further notice amount to a maximum of DKK 20,000 of the project’s expenses.
Deadline for applications
In 2021 you can apply for Opstart followingly:
- 11 January – 11 June
- 9 August – 5 December
You will get a response to your application within 20 workdays.
Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg grant for artists:
With its grant programme, the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg) provides targeted support to young talents from the visual and performing arts, literature, music, art criticism, and cultural management, whose permanent residence or focus of work is in Baden-Württemberg, or who have spent a significant part of their life in Baden-Württemberg, which has been decisive for their artistic work.
The provision of financial support is intended to enable young creative talents to conduct ‘basic research into the arts’ and to further develop their work. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide ‘start capital’ to young artists and cultural producers during the often difficult, initial phases of their careers by offering them financial flexibility and introducing them to a broader public audience through publications, exhibitions, and events.
The grant of up to 12,000 Euros is not a residency grant – grantees are therefore not restricted in their choice of where to live and produce work. In addition, current and former grantees have the option of using the Foundation’s studios in Berlin and Stuttgart.
The Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg is committed to adapting its grant program to changes in artistic modes of production and to developing the grants further in order to better support specific professional fields. The grant for new music formats was introduced in 2012 in order to give emerging artists the opportunity to apply not only in the categories of classical, jazz, and composition but also pop, rock, experimental and computer-generated music.
In addition to supporting art production, the Foundation is also especially interested in promoting its creative environment. The grant for cultural management and the grant for art criticism are examples of how this vision has been successfully implemented.
The grants are awarded annually to approximately twenty applicants, each of whom are selected by a professional jury.
Poster Contest in Bolivia: The Bolivia BICeBé®
The Bolivia BICeBé® Poster Biennial is the most important international design and visual arts event in Bolivia and the Southern Cone. BICeBé is an integrator of the Latin American region through responsible design practice.
Since its inception in 2009, it has established the highest standards of national and international design and is linked, like no other event, with all design schools and universities in the country and Latin America. In each version, great teachers and prominent professionals from the national and international level participate, also recognizing new actors, projects and initiatives in all areas of design and visual arts.
One of the main objectives of the biennial is to project the national design to the world, as well as the emphasis on the pedagogical / academic essence of its activities, where the exchange of knowledge with a humanistic approach is prioritized. More than 100 international designers have passed through its doors, sharing their experiences and design experiences in an open way, making BICeBé an ideal space for cultural exchange.
The biennial revolves its activities around the International Call for Poster Design, which generates the main exhibition and special awards in all its categories. Additionally, and during its week of activities, satellite exhibitions are held that invade the city, the International Design Congress, Design Talks, the Academic Symposium on the Teaching of Design and workshops linked to all creative branches in the collaborating universities.
More than 15,000 student and professional designers have passed through its doors and works from more than 87 countries around the world have been exhibited, making BICeBé a true global celebration of design beyond the poster.
The BICeBé takes place every two years in the month of November in the city of La Paz, Bolivia and generates itineraries with its exhibitions to other cities in the country as well as other countries in the world.
Comics contest in Switzerland ‘Fumetto’:
Each year, Fumetto Comic Festival Lucerne holds a competition to give comic creators the opportunity to compare their work, present it to a broader public and to exchange views with others.
Cat. 1: 18 years or older
Cat. 2: 13 to 17 years
Cat. 3: up to 12 years of age (reference date is the deadline)
DEADLINE: 4th of January
APPLICATION: Register under the application form, wait for an e-mail which provides your user number, print e-mail, and enclose it in your application.
FORMAT: A4 or A3 (other formats enclose application will be disqualified)
FORM: Only comics (stories in picture form), no entries via e-mail.
NUMBER OF PAGES: Maximum 4 (only 1 comic story).
LABELING: Name, address, telephone number, e-mail, user number, date of birth and paging on the back of each page.
PACKAGING: sturdy envelope, no rolls.
RETURN POSTAGE: For Swiss residents only: stamps or money in the value of the stamps needed. Foreigners: 15 Euro. If the return postage is not enclosed or not sufficient the works will not be sent back but kept for one year.
Fumetto Wettbewerb, Rössligasse 12, CH–6004 Lucerne, Switzerland
Confirmation of participation will be sent by the mid of February. The works will be returned by the end of August.
Fumetto will award three prizes in each category. There will also be a prize for the best scenario, regardless of the categories. The festival‘s visitors will be able to vote for the people’s choice award.
Forty to fifty comics will be nominated by the jury and shown in the exhibition during the festival from 20.-28. of March, those not nominated will be shown in folders.
NB. Dates subject to change from one edition to another.
Call for artists: Japan illustrator’s Association award: JIA award
About: Japan Illustrators’ Association (JIA) is the most popular organization of professional illustrators in Japan. Japan Illustrators’ Association(JIA) is established to realize the following in 1999.
* JIA hold contest of illustration for professional and amateur illustrators.
* JIA evaluate the works of professional illustrators’ and commend excellent illustrators.
* JIA defend Illustrators’ rights.
* JIA aim at the further improvement of their status, and increase of their income also.
Date of submission: 1 April to June 30
Number of awards: 52 prizes
Eligibility: Open to everyone
Accepted artwork: You can apply for works of any genre, including hand-painted works, digital works, and three-dimensional works.
Award: Privilege of the member
１．We mediate the work of the illustration in JIA.
２．We show illustration works and the profile of the member of JIA on web site..
３．In case you have your own web site, we link on JIA web site.
４．You can apply for “The illustration year prize” with a member special price. ５．You can get the latest information about illustration by the mailing list “JIA tushin”.
６．You can exhibit your works to the exhibition of Japan illustrators’ Association.
７．You can place a your works on the anthology “Japan illustrators’ association annual”.
８．In addition, you can participate in various events including the exchange meeting. Participation fees: yes. Application form:
Deadline: June 30.