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$550.00 Innovate Grants — Call for Artists + Photographers




SPRING 2022 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS — Innovate Grant  awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (4) honorable mentions (2 in art and 2 in photo), will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant's commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future. For more information and to apply visit

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We've simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that. 

How to Apply: Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at

Recent Innovate Grant Recipients:

Rune Bering
Copenhagen, Denmark Winter Grant Recipient – Art

Rebecca Drolen
Fayetteville, Arkansas Winter Grant Recipient – Photography

Explore the work of ALL Past Innovate Grant recipients and read their interviews at

Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Deadline: June 16, 2022
Region: US & International
Awards: $550.00 USD Grants

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FRESH Annual Photography Exhibition






Now in its 11TH YEAR, the FRESH Annual Photography Exhibition is presented by the Klompching Gallery in New York. Only 5 photographers are selected for this exemplary exhibition, curated and presented to the highest standards by one of the leading contemporary art galleries, specializing in the exhibition and sale of emerging, mid-career and established artists working with photography.

What does FRESH look for? FRESH looks for the very best examples of new contemporary fine art photography. We’re looking for single bodies of work with a consistent vision and originality—photography that is FRESH!

Reflecting how photography is understood across different platforms, FRESH thoughtfully incorporates the three elements of display, publication and dissemination: an exhibition, a printed catalog and an online showcase.


Prize summary: 
Awards totaling $6,000+ value
Prizes Details: 

20 Finalists featured online, and in printed catalog.⁠
5 Finalists selected for exhibition in NYC.⁠
1 Finalist wins the Rhonda Wilson Award.⁠
1 Finalist offered 1-year representation with 1 portfolio of work.
⁠1 Finalist wins the People's Choice Award.⁠
1 Finalist’s image released as a Klompching Edition.


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$50 USD
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Scottish International Short Film Festival 2023






SIFF is a new, international short film festival based in Scotland. SIFF will screen outstanding short film, animation, docs, experimental and video art.

An international jury will select the 7 winning categories including, SIFF Best International Short Film or Video 2023, which will receive £500.

Submissions are now live, and open to all at: 
Earlybird deadline is August 1st 2022.
We have created SIFF to showcase exceptional, international short film, whilst also addressing the imbalance of under-represented groups of makers and stories within film festivals. We understand that some short film and video blur the lines of typical film festival categories, so we also enthusiastically encourage non-traditional and experimental formats.

The stories of and by women, girls and non-binary people are underrepresented in film festivals, so we want to encourage submissions from woman, non-binary people and/or anyone telling stories about women, girls and non-binary people.

For our first year, we are screening the festival in Scotland's largest city and creative hub, Glasgow.

For further reference you can view the selections of our sister film festival: Barcelona International Short Film Festival.
You can view the trailers for the BSF 2020 selection and winners on our Vimeo page: 
You can view the BSF 2020 Programme here: 
We look forward to seeing your work!

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Prizes Details: 

SIFF Best International Short Film or Video 2023 - prize of £500.

Best Performance (laurels)

Best Cinematography (laurels)

Best Animation Short (laurels)

Best Documentary Short (laurels)

Best Experimental Short (laurels)

Best Special FX (laurels)

Best Audio (laurels)

All work selected for screening will receive SIFF 2023 OFFICIAL SELECTION laurels.


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Earlybird fee: £10
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2022 Taipei International Design Award is call for entries





There are three (3) competition categories in which entries can be submitted:

  • Industry Design

Design works for mass production, such as general and digital applications, transportation tools, equipment, and instruments, daily necessities and household items, IT and home appliances, and so on.

  • Visual communication design:

Digital graphic design, identity, posters, packaging, and printing designs.

  • Designing Public Space: 

Public open space, government structures, and privately owned institutions that are partially open to the public.


★ Benefits 

The total prize money for this year’s competition is NT 3.8 million, including NT 600,000 for the major prize, the Taipei City Mayor Award.

Winners will get a trophy and a certificate of recognition in addition to the cash reward; Sponsors Award of Distinction winners will receive a certificate of appreciation.

★ Prizes ★

The total sum awarded is NT$3,800,000.

★ ​​​​​​​Qualifications ★ 

Everyone from all around the world is invited to join either individually or in a group (each group is restricted to five members), with one member serving as the chief correspondent.

Entries must be participants’ unique inventions completed after April 15, 2020.

No registration fee required.


Register Now

To learn more, visit the → Taipei Design Award official webpage.

Taipei Design Award FB

Contact Email →

Prize summary: 
The total sum awarded is NT$3,800,000
Prizes Details: 

★ Prizes ★

The total sum awarded is NT$3,800,000. Each category’s prize is stated below:

  1. Mayor of Taipei Award (NTD600,000)
  2. Golden Award (NTD500,000)
  3. Silver Award (NTD200,000)
  4. Bronze Award (NTD150,000)
  5. Excellence Award in ICoD (NTD30,000)
  6. IFI Special Award (NTD30,000)
  7. WDO Award for Sustainability (NTD30,000)
  8. Advanced Application Award (NTD150,000)
  9. Award for Circular Design (NTD150,000)
  10. Award for Social Innovation (NTD150,000)
  11. Special Jury Recognition (NTD30,000)Award for Popular Vote (NTD20,000)

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
No registration fee required
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Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show




Now accepting entries for the 22nd annual memorial event named for a former Art League board member who was passionate about the need for the Ocean City Center for the Arts. After her death in 1999, Bassford’s family established a prize in her name that grew into the annual show, still sponsored by the family. Artists may enter up to two pieces of original artwork for consideration: all media, 2D and 3D.

Prize summary: 
Prizes awarded for Best in Show: $200, first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions.
Prizes Details: 

Prizes awarded for Best in Show: $200, first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions. All award winners will be invited to participate in our year-end “Best of 2022” exhibit during the month of December 2022.   Sponsored in part by the Worcester County Arts Council and Maryland State Arts Council.


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$10 for Art League members per piece, $15 for non-members per piece
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Treephonia: Live 2022 - Open Call for Composers




Treephonia invites composers to apply for our inaugural Open Call 2022, an opportunity to write new works inspired by trees and our environment.

Treephonia: Live 2022 explores new relationships between humankind and nature. It offers the experience of close connections between music, musicians, and audiences in shared natural and social spaces.

Six UK-based composers will be chosen by a selection panel and commissioned to write new works inspired by trees.

These new works will be performed by the professional Treephonia Ensemble at the Treephonia: Live concert series in London in Autumn 2022.


About Treephonia

In 2020, Treephonia was launched as an interactive website where users navigate a virtual Kensington Gardens and listen to new music inspired by trees.

17 composers from the Royal College of Music wrote works for 32 species of trees in Kensington Gardens. These individual works formed part of a larger ecosystem of musical interactions, reflecting the harmonious and symbiotic coexistence of the urban trees.


Project Aims

Treephonia aims to participate and engage with nature and inspire people to forge healthier and more sustainable relationships with their environment.

We wish to investigate deeply what trees mean to humans, to share these experiences and relationships through music, and to engage with art and its role in shaping our sustained existence for the future.


Project Brief

Trees are among the largest and oldest living organisms on Earth, revealing multitudes about the world and our place within it.

Observing from various perspectives and dimensions, we witness complexities, patterns, order, chaos, symbiosis, competition, reproduction, decay, endurance, and impermanence…

We see the past, present, and future manifested all at once in their roots, branches, layered trunks, and budding leaves and flowers.

Since antiquity, arboreal imagery has permeated art, literature, mythology, genealogy, religion, and science.

Trees are truly amazing beings, sustaining and nourishing all life around them.

In Treephonia 2020, composers explored the particular characteristics of various tree species. The specific trees of Kensington Gardens gave rise to unique soundworlds, textures, and forms, and invited composers to consider musical material in diverse ways.

For Treephonia: Live 2022, we wish to dig deeper and a pursue a greater discovery of the majesty of trees!

We are looking for composers with a passion for exploring the relationship between music, nature, and ecology. The theme of trees encompasses a multitude of disciplines and thought. As long as your work engages with trees or is inspired by an aspect of trees, we would love to hear from you.

We welcome all styles and genres, though pieces which take advantage of an outdoor/semi-outdoor performance environment will be particularly welcome.

We actively encourage applications from diverse, underrepresented, and/or marginalised backgrounds.

Previous Treephonia composers are eligible and welcome to apply.


Selection panel

Jonathan Cole — Composer, Head of Composition at the Royal College of Music

David Elliot — Chief Executive at Trees for Cities



You may choose to write for a maximum of 8 instruments (min 3)
• Flute
• Oboe
• Bb Clarinet
• Bassoon
• Saxophone (Either Soprano/Alto/Tenor)
• Horn
• 2 Violins
• Viola
• Cello
• Double Bass

You do not have to use all the available forces. We encourage unique configurations of the ensemble that suits your proposal.



The piece should be between 4-8 minutes.

Scores will be required in order to communicate ideas to the musicians. However this does not need to be traditionally notated (i.e. we welcome graphic scores, free notation).


The award

•  Each composer receives a £500 commission fee.
•  The composition will be performed by the professional Treephonia Ensemble.
•  The composition will be professionally recorded and filmed live on site.
•  The composer will be featured on the Treephonia website.
•  The music will be published on the Treephonia website.


Licensing the work and moral rights

If the composer is selected to write a new work, the composer grants to Treephonia a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual licence to reproduce the work.

Treephonia will acknowledge the composer whenever rearranging or publishing the work or communicating the work to the public.


Key dates

Applications open: 5 May 2022
Deadline for applications: 26 May 2022 (12.00pm)
Composers announced: 9 June 2022
Compositions due: 29 August 2022


Download a PDF print-out of this page.


We are looking forward to hearing your work!

Treephonia: Live 2022 is generously supported by the Genesis Foundation and RCM Accelerate.

Application and selection process in line with Sound and Music Fair Access Principles.

Prize summary: 
£500 commission fee.
Prizes Details: 

•  Each composer receives a £500 commission fee.
•  The composition will be performed by the professional Treephonia Ensemble.
•  The composition will be professionally recorded and filmed live on site.
•  The composer will be featured on the Treephonia website.
•  The music will be published on the Treephonia website.


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