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Open call for a virtual residency: Arts Unchained; For democracy in the arts. 





Open call for a virtual residency: Arts Unchained; For democracy in the arts. is announcing another virtual residency for creative individuals of any backgrounds and/or mediums! Our main purpose at is to find new ways for artists to thrive without having to struggle for survival, by fostering a radically empathetic community of artists and art lovers. This residency is dedicated to the ‘democratization of the arts’, where together with other participants, mentors and team members, the residents will strive to create, imagine and work towards projects that can bring the society closer to the democratization of the arts. 

  • Monetary reimbursement: 200 Eur + 200 Eur worth of KONJ coins.
  • Deadline for submission: September 16th, 00:00 CET 
  • The residency will happen during the month of October 2021, fully online with a weekly commitment of 7-8 hours of contact time.

The residency will include weekly lectures from 4 guest speakers (Michael Mastrototaro, Kalliope Burnia, David Hinojosa Admann, Alexandra Papademetriou), private sessions with a guest mentor and workshops, where you will tackle various problems related to the topic and your project. There  will also be time to bond and connect to the other participants during the weekly side-activities. The main focus will be on developing a personal project that is related to the topic of the democratization of the arts and building a tangible report/article together with the other participants.

At the end of the residency the will host a live event where the six resident individuals can present their completed residency projects. Additionally the residency will culminate in the publication of a residency manifesto/leaflet, that will include essays, notes and material from all individuals participating in the residency (residents, guest speakers, guest mentor, faculty etc.).

The residency will happen online using two platforms: Zoom and Participants are welcome to apply from all around the world. Please keep in mind that the contact time will mostly happen in the evenings in Central European Time. 


  • You are a creative individual of any background (artist, curator, academic, etc.);
  • Each week you are able to present your weekly progress;
  • You are keen and interested to work on the democratization of arts;
  • You show up to the meetings and workshops (total of 7-8 contact hours per week);
  • You are proactive, creative and have a critical mindset;
  • You are a team player;
  • You have access to internet connection strong enough for video calls; 

How to apply? 

  • Become a member (free);
  • Fill in the submission form here;

We strongly encourage any individuals of any and all professional and personal background, age, ethnicity and culture to apply freely! A platform for artists, curators and the forever curious. Like you.

Prize summary: 
200 Eur + 200 Eur worth of KONJ coins
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Literary Arts | Fall Writers Session 2021 Online






This 7-day online residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their writing across genre. 

What does the program offer?
This program session will allow writers across genre to explore craft, voice and workshop their manuscripts with exceptional faculty Farzana Doctor and Orlando White. Faculty will share their own work, present talks and field questions about craft, and work with writers to hone their writing in progress. The session will open with longer faculty talks and Q&A sessions, followed by 5 days of short one-on-one meetings, and then a closing reflective session.

Who should apply? 
Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record. 

We welcome writers from all backgrounds, gender identities and expressions.

** Financial Aid up to 100% available.

Program Dates: November 29 - December 6, 2021
Application Deadline: October 6, 2021
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Prize summary: 
100% scholarship available
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"Count Us In" Creative Open Call





What or who do you want to protect most from the effects of climate change?

For February, the month of ‘love’, Count Us In are inviting artists and illustrators to submit new or existing work in the form of a single image to inspire people to consider: What or who do you want to protect most from the effects of climate change?

Selected entries from the open call will be published as part of an Instagram takeover on the Count Us In Instagram account from Valentine’s Day, February 14th.

What is Count Us In?

Count Us In is a radical collaboration by over 70 organisations around the world (and growing) including TED, the EU, Tottenham Hotspur, IKEA, the Olympics and many more. Our aim is to inspire 1 billion individual citizens to take practical actions to reduce their carbon pollution and place pressure on leaders to make bold the changes needed to prevent the worst effects of climate change over the next decade. We will achieve this through Count Us In soft-launched in late 2020 with big ambitions for 2021. See for more information on the project.

Creative Tips: What makes great climate communication? 

This open call is designed to inspire change and ignite action! Based on our our research here are some top tips for your image submission:

1. Uplift! Research tells us that when it comes to climate, imagery and messages of doom and despair can actually be ineffective. The Count Us In approach is about highlighting the positives that will come if we act now. Consider optimistic, celebratory or even humorous angles.

2. Think local:  Make it personal and close to home. It could be a place (local park where you hike) an animal (your cat!), an experience or a relationship. 

3. Be Specific: Research also tells us humans respond to specifics - so the more detailed you are about what you want to protect, the clearer your message will land. 

4. A clear message: Be creative but bear in mind an abstract image or generic (albeit beautiful) landscape may not be the most effective at communicating your message. Something figurative, graphic or with people may be more useful. 

5. Avoid climate cliches: Decades of campaigns about polar bears and burning planets mean that - even if it's true - those messages are less effective at getting people to pay attention.


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Call for Submissions to bluebee magazine





bluebee magazine is a new art magazine dedicated to emerging and rising artists.

We are keen to support Emerging and Raising Artists from around the world. Give them a platform to present a small glimpse of their artistic work. And isn’t there always room for another inspirational collection of visual soul food.

Our editorial board takes all submissions seriously and we discuss a potential fit for the magazine carefully. We are keen to hear from all visual artists, including fine art, sculptures, digital paintings, photography, installations and even video art. Our magazine is editorial led with at least 85-90% editorial content.

Apply now and submit your artwork to potentially get featured in Volume 6, Amaryllis 2021 – currently scheduled to be published in March 2021.

Deadline for submissions 6. January 2021

Submissions and editorially selected features are FREE.

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Intensive 4-day virtual residency + workshop + public presentation for visual, multimedia and interdisciplinary artists, jewelry and fashion designers or writers who work with textile art, story telling, mythology, performance.


Participation fee: 350,00 € paid by each participant


The eResidency:

The Helen of Sparta eResidency aims at inspiring eight artists/writers/performers to develop their own updated version of the ancient Greek myth. The intensive four-day program addresses issues, such as misogyny, abuse, manipulation, fake news, armed conflict. 

The eResidency program Helen of Sparta ambitions to introduce artists into the tradition of Greek art and culture, with a strong focus on narrative, Greek mythology, jewelry art, textile art, dress culture, women's history, performance and design.

The eResidents' work will be presented in a special online event and in a special section of SM*CK Magazine for Independent Artists (March 2021 #Munich issue).


The story behind the concept:

Helen, the mythical queen of Sparta, falls in love with the enemy and causes a merciless war.

The idea of the eResidency program reflects the tradition of 18th and 19th century travelers in Greece whose impressions greatly influenced artists and intellectuals back home. 

A famous example, the archaeologist and founder of the discipline of art history, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, never visited Greece, but developed his approach based on travelers' accounts. German poets Goethe and Hölderlin found inspiration in Greek antiquity, although they had never visited the country. The rediscovery of "Greek aesthetics" in art, architecture and fashion, and the revival of democracy in the age of Enlightenment was more a product of imagination than of physical presence.


Schedule and options:

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the intensive eResidency takes place exclusively online; it consists of teleconference meetings, customized exercises and individual advice. The tightly scheduled program consists of lectures, slideshows and videos, visual notes, group meetings and personal coaching.

eResidents have the option to participate in the online show and/or the gallery show organized and curated by ZLR Betriebsimperium during SCHMUCK/Munich Jewelry Week_March 2021.

eResidents of the Helen also have the option to attend a physical Artist-In-Residence in Greece (Athens or Arcadia/Peloponnes) in Summer/Fall 2021 or Winter 2021/22.


eResidency goals and promotion:

Developing a narrative and a story board, a performance concept and a choreography or an action script for an easy-to-do-it-yourself video is the feasible outcome of the workshop. Participants develop the concept, write the script, shoot and cut their video, even without prior knowledge or experience.

• Participants’ videos will be published online and shared via the social media.

• Text and images will be published in SMCK Magazine (

•A live streaming presentation of participants' work will also be scheduled instead of the usual (physical) exhibition opening.

The eResidency includes the option for participants to show their work during SCHMUCK/ Munich Jewelry Week_March 2021 and via online presentation and gallery exhibition.


Program details: 

• Workshop & coaching (21 hours)

• From Greek mythology to narrative: 4 hours

• From Greek crafts (textile, jewelry, ceramics) to contemporary design: 2 hours

• Objects as performance inspiration: 1 hour

• Performance: 8 hours

• Video scenario: 3 hours

• Basic video techniques: 2 hours 

• Individual coaching: 2 x 30 minutes/artist

• Homework required: 3 hours/day


= total: 21 hours

Each session is one hour maximum with intermissions in between.



• Helen's Dress online flipbook ( )

• Article on KLIMT02 ( )

• Helen's Dress participants' videos ( )


Requirements:  A good internet connection + zoom application (teleconference, live streaming) is necessary.


Support:  We give letters of support to selected artists who wish to apply for funding. We do not provide funding.


Duration and dates:  4 days. The eResidency starts on Thursday morning and ends on Sunday afternoon.


Number of participants:  Minimum 4 to maximum 8 artists.


eResidency Dates + application deadlines:

26 to 29 November 2020 -- Application deadline: 15 November 2020

3 to 6 December 2020 -- Application deadline: 22 November 2020

10 to 13 December 2020 -- Application deadline: 29 November 2020

7 to 10 January 2021 -- Application deadline: 22 December 2020

21 to 24 January 2021 -- Application deadline: 10 January 2021

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International Art Competition Skies






Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 2nd "Skies" Online Art Competition for the month of September 2020. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. All entries must include the sky as the primary focus. The gallery seeks artworks with any perspective of the sky, including clouds, night and day sky, dusk and dawn, storms, stars, moon and planets. All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art. $15 entry fee. Deadline: September 10, 2020. 

Prizes Details: 

All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate, First, second and third place will be largely displayed with an article  about the artist and  their work. Winning artwork (First place) will be on the poster of the show. Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards may also be presented.
All accepted works will be displayed with the artist name, title of work, and a link back to their website, or email address if they do not have a website. All Accepted artists will receive extensive online publicity and promotion on our website.


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