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3000€ in awards │ Free entry │ NFT Art Competition │ Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Digital Art, Traditional Art, 3D Animation, Photography, Video, NFTs
Deadline: 28 OCTOBER 2021


The DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition, organized by IAAI GloCha in collaboration with the UN-Habitat youth programme, Unique Network, Social Alpha Foundation, Exquisite Workers and Palette69 wants to inspire and promote climate action through the power of culture and technology and empower the uptake of digital innovation by the creative community in an accessible and meaningful way.


That is why we are inviting digital and traditional artists from all over the world and of different ages to apply to the DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition (with the focus on youth), and to win a total of 3000 € in prizes for public voting winners (1 overall winner 1500 €, 500 € for the sub-theme winners), and exhibit in Glasgow in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26).

Regardless of whether you are NFT-savvy, or about to undertake your journey in crypto art space, we are inviting everyone to become a part of our first Competition for climate change-related art and explore the extraordinary potential of the eco-friendly proof-of stake based blockchain technology. All you have to do is to visit the official Submission page, agree on the Art Competition’s Terms and Conditions and to share your creation with us using your favorite medium. 


We welcome you to submit a creation that embodies your personal interpretation of the ’humanity challenged by climate change’ theme and to reimagine the impact creators can have on the world and on healing of our Mother Earth. In terms of visual storytelling we are envisioning 3 sub-themes: Storm, Haven and Angel. 
These are just a few ideas and should in no way limit the artist into how the theme can be represented.


With the DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition we aim to identify up to 25 artworks for our DigitalArt4Climate COP26 collection, which will be exclusively showcased at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, UK in November 2021. All applications must be sent through the official Submission form from 12th August 2021 at 8 pm CET until the 28 of October 2021 in order for the application to the Art Competition to be received as valid. Each submission will be scored based on its representation of the theme, originality, and artistic merit and skills. We are excited to announce that the DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition will be curated by a panel of internal and external judges from creative industries from all over the world.

On 1st of November at 8 pm CET starts a 1 week long public voting for the selected 25 pieces of the COP26 collection in order to choose 4 winners. On the 11 November 2021 will happen the winners celebration complemented by the exhibition in the context of the United Nations Climate Conference COP26 in Glasgow, UK and accompanied by satellite events and resource mobilization campaigns, led by local communities and youth groups in different places around the globe.


The DigitalArt4Climate’s features include – based on its use of the Unique Network NFT platform - full proof-of-stake (PoS) infrastructure with Polkadot and Kusama (a sustainable blockchain and approach to NFTs), decentralized media storage, credit-card & crypto payments, automatic collaborator splits and payments on primary and secondary markets, customizable royalties, and the ability to create positive impact and undertake the climate change action.

The selected Artworks which enter the public voting of the Art Competition and the COP26 collection will automatically enter the auction in summer 2022 on the NFT marketplace and will receive a share of 15 % of the net revenues or gross proceeds from the auction (NFT sales) on the primary market if there are any. DigitalArt4Climate will promote the winning Artists’ names. Any remaining proceeds will benefit youth climate action projects as well as global technical and institutional Action for Climate Empowerment support infrastructure development, including World Environment Situation Room Youth engagement programme. Creative direction may be provided to the Artist for final release on the website and the DigitalArt4Climate public voting.

Artists whose artwork will be shortlisted for the Art Competition by the curators, but who do not make it into the initial DigitalArt4Climate COP26 collection, will nevertheless have the opportunity to have prime-access to the DigitalArt4Climate NFT marketplace platform during its first months live (summer 2022).


The Winner will be notified via email by 19th of November, 2021. Please be on the lookout for an email from and check your spam folder as well in case the email ends up there for some reason. Share with other fellow artists to give them the chance to join the Art Competition and win! 

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Mind that the artists under 18 years of age at the time of submission must have a legal age representative.

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Prizes Details: 

We believe in giving back to the DigitalArt4Climate community. In addition to early access to the climate change related NFT platform, you are invited to win a total of 3000 € in prizes for public voting winners (1 overall winner 1500 €, 500 € for the 3 sub-theme winners) and exhibit in Glasgow in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26).


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CALL_ subnetAIR – September 2021 in Hallein






Apply to be a subnetAIR 2021.
Period from September 1 to October 5, 2021 in Hallein. Application-Deadline is June 20s 2021 and Schmiede Participation is a prerequisite.

In 2021, the elimination of a subnetAIR unit at the beginning of the year
at the TEI conference, will allow us to offer an additional subnetAIR residency. The current situation makes travel unpredictable and prevents the usual close collaboration with researchers at the Center for Human-Computer Interaction. Therefore, subnet will also cooperate with Schmiede Hallein in 2021 and work in the Saline in Hallein on the Pernerinsel instead of in Salzburg. The Center for HCI will support us as far as possible with advice, action and technology. The Saline will be available as a working studio from September 1 to October 5. The exact layout of the space will be in consultation and in consideration of the realities of the forge.

Schmiede21: WAR will take place from September 22 to October 2, 2021. An application to Schmiede is required. The application is already online. Reference to subnetAIR submission in the SchmiedeApplication is useful.

Key data:
x € 1,000 for at least 3 weeks in Hallein
x Possible period: September 1st to October 5th
x Work room in the saline
x Schmiede21: WAR September 22 to October 2, 2021
x The Center for HCI is optionally available with know-how for projects with a focus on physical computing, hardware hacking and tinkering.
x Travel, accommodation and meals are to be carried autonomously.

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The artist-in-residence programme for young, aspiring artists.
An initiative of Austria Trend Hotels and Galerie Crone.

After more than a year of the Corona pandemic and all the associated restrictions on art and culture, Artcation would like to give young artists the opportunity to spend a month in an Austrian cultural metropolis and to work artistically there.

Who can participate?

Artcation is aimed at artists under the age of 40 from all over the world. There are no requirements with regard to a specific genre or production method. Applicants can come from the entire spectrum of the visual arts, from painting, drawing and sculpture to photography, video and film, performance, digital art and time-based media.

Requirements for an application are:

Completed studies at an art academy or art university or. in training at an art academy or art university or Participation in at least three group exhibitions in an art museum, an art association or a comparable institution and at least one solo exhibition in a gallery or art institution.

There are no further requirements. For the age limit of 40 years, the cut-off date is the beginning of the residency, i.e. the applicant must have been born after 12 July 1981.

What is offered?

As part of Artcation, three artists are given the opportunity to live and work in an Austria Trend Hotel in Vienna, Salzburg or Innsbruck for one month. The applicants can choose the hotel or the city themselves. In concrete terms, the Artcation residency programme includes the following:

Stay from 12 July to 12 August 2021 either at the Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn in Vienna, at the Austria Trend Hotel Europa Salzburg or at the Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck

Room with traditional Austrian breakfast

Additional, spacious working room

Professional support from Galerie Crone staff
Working materials are not provided. You must arrange your own travel to and from the hotel.

What deadlines must be followed?

The following deadlines and dates apply to submission and participation in Artcation:

Applications must be received by 31 May 2021 at the latest.

The decision on participation will be made on 11 June 2021.

Announcement and notification of the three participants will take place on 15 June 2021.

The residency begins on 12 July and ends on 12 August 2021, postponement is not possible.
The deadlines and dates are subject to possible restrictions due to the Corona pandemic.

Who decides on the awarding of the three residencies?

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a jury. The jury will then decide which applicants will receive the three residency places. The jury is made up of the following three artists from Galerie Crone:

Carola Dertnig, Head of the Performing Arts Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna

Nikolaus Gansterer, multiple visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna

Otto Zitko, visual artist and internationally known for his abstract spatial drawings

The jurors are free in their decision and are not subject to any instructions.

What else do you need to know?

The following supplementary guidelines apply to the application, submission and participation in Artcation:

There is no entitlement to selection or participation in Artcation.

By submitting an application, each applicant agrees to the use and processing of his or her documents, information and personal data for the organisation, implementation and handling of the residency.

The data will not be passed on to third parties.

The works created during the residency remain the property of the artists.

Participants must have liability insurance. 

The room and the working space may only be used by the participating artists.

How does one apply?

Artists who meet the requirements for Artcation can apply for one of the three artist residencies via the online form. The application must include the following in order to be considered by the jury:

Artist Statement

Statement on the motivation for the application.

Statement on artistic practice and objectives (specification of media, forms of production, possible partnerships or cooperations).

Statement on a possible artistic project that the applicant would like to realise during the residency.

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae with full name, address, date of birth, education, exhibitions, publications if applicable, awards, previous residencies.

Proof of the requirements for the application (see above "Who can participate", i.e. diploma, certificate of study or proof of exhibition).

Work portfolio

Portfolio or other suitable presentation of at least 20 works created in the last five years (for images as a PDF, for moving images as a Vimeo link; other formats cannot be considered).

In addition, further documents and information can be attached (e.g. texts on exhibitions, reviews, press reports, link to own website). However, this is not obligatory.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please do not hesitate to contact the staff of Galerie Crone at 


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AIR - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich




OPEN CALL for 2022

Applications until May 30, 2021

AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich offers living and working spaces for architects, visual artists, musicians and writers in Krems an der Donau for a period of one to three months.

Grant prerequisites

Studio apartments and grants shall be awarded based on the premise that foreign artists are to be given the opportunity to work in Lower Austria and get to know different art and cultural institutions in this country. By bringing foreign artists in contact with the Austrian artist scene, AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich seeks to contribute to the internationalization of art in our country and to promote a process of interdisciplinary exchange in the arts. Since this international exchange takes place primarily on an institutionalized level, private applications can only be accepted once a year during our open call.

The basic prerequisite for funding is a degree in a field of art (university level). If the applicant does not have a university degree, proof of equivalent ability must be provided through his or her artistic career. In any case, the applicant must demonstrate regular artistic activity in the proposed areas of funding. Applicants can be artists from the areas of visual arts, music, sound art, literature, and architecture. Austrian artists and artists residing in Austria are not eligible to apply.

Participants will be determined by an advisory council for the given discipline.

The application deadline for 2021 is May 30, 2021, 23:59.
Applications are accepted only via our online application tool.

We do not accept applications via e-mail.
Application material which has been submitted will not be returned.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
A notification will be send unexceptionally at a positive conclusion of the selection process.
An 80% attendance at AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE is compulsory.


In general, the duration of residency is limited to one to three months. Studio and living quarters will be provided free of charge. In addition, the artist-in-residence will also receive a sum of 1.300,- Euros per month. 

In some cases AIR can facilitate the presentation of projects developed in Krems or previously planned artwork. Generally speaking, AIR events are realized in cooperation with a number of art institutions in Lower Austria and Vienna with the aim of establishing a permanent place for AIR projects in the annual programs of these institutions, thus integrating the grant recipients in the Austrian art and artist scene.


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International Call | Sunset Kino Award 2021





Deadline: May 16th, 2021

The Salzburger Kunstverein announces the inaugural call for the 2021 Sunset Kino Award for excellence in
contemporary film and video.

Supported by patrons “Elke & Harald,” the award consists of two €4,000 prizes, and screenings of the winning
films at Sunset Kino, a film festival hosted by the Salzburger Kunstverein in the summer of 2021.

The award is for professional artists aged 35 and younger working in contemporary film or video. Artists should submit
films or videos they have made since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. Submitted work does not have to be
thematically related to Covid-19, only produced during this time. Applicants should have a significant professional
practise (ie. exhibitions or screenings in contemporary art institutions or film festivals). Only one film per candidate
(maximum length of 60 minutes) may be submitted. This must beaccompanied by a short preview (maximum
three minutes) of the submitted film.

Applications (in German or English) should take the form of a single word or pdf document by email to (subject line: Sunset Kino Award 2021) in the following format:

1. One page cover letter with contact details and with hyperlinks to submitted film & preview of film
(uploaded online via vimeo, youtube or other accessible platform, password protected is acceptable). A
short description of the film may be included here.
2. Two page (maximum) CV listing exhibitions / screenings.

Deadline for submissions: May 16th, midnight Central European Time, 2021. Late applications or
applications without previews or with incorrect criteria will not be reviewed. Please do not send DVDs
or .mov files. Only the successful candidates will be contacted. The jury is Omer Fast (Artist & Filmmaker),
Aziza Harmel (Curator, Kunsthalle Wien) and Bernardo José de Souza (Curator, Spain/Brazil).

About Sunset Kino
Sunset Kino is Austria’s only outdoor, avant-garde cinema, founded by Séamus Kealy in 2017.
Participating artists, programmers & film-makers to date include: Gabriel Abrantes, Stan Douglas,
Omer Fast, Anthony Cokes, Nan Goldin, Emily Wardill, Fischli & Weiss, Chris Marker, Ian White,
Diagonale Film Festival, Golden Pixel Collective, Agnieszka Polska, Cameron Jamie, Loretta
Fahrenholz, Mika Rottenberg, Michael Snow, Bady Minck, Oisin Byrne & Gary Farrelly, Amalia Ulman,
Bruce McDonald, Köken Ergun, Lukas Valenta Rinner, Neil Young & many more.

Picture: Sunset Kino 2020, photo: Michael Groessinger


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Call for Entry - this human world International Human Rights Film Festival





The 14th edition of this human world is taking place in Vienna, from December 2-12, 2021.

this human world is Austria‘s first festival devoted to the subject of Human Rights and one of Vienna’s largest film festival.

The films shown at this human world are presented in an International competition programme consisting of four different sections and a number of thematic programmes, curated by the festival team, curators, experts, NGOs and partner festivals.

this human world presents outstanding documentary and fictional feature films, short films, animations and experimental films dealing with human rights issues. Films, that aim to encourage people, to scrutinise and re-examine their views and that are wary of human rights and responsibilities. Furthermore the festival programme contains thematic lectures, workshops, talks, panel discussions, performances and a nightline.

this human world ‘s annual competition programme does contain films, that raise social awareness of human rights issues outside the framework of mainstream films and that focus on socio-critical themes. Films, that fascinate and that captivate with their innovation, aesthetically and thematically. The application for the competition programme is open for films from all categories: fictional features, documentaries, animations, experimental films as well as animated and experimental short films produced after January 1st, 2019.

All films must be submitted on filmfreeway!

Prize summary: 
Win up to 2.000€ cash prizes.
Prizes Details: 

International Competition: 2.000€
Austrian Competition: 2.000€
Up&Coming Competition: 1.000€
exp:an:ded Shorts Competition: Artist-in-Residency by Q21 in Vienna


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