Open Call for projects related to ‘palimpsest’, layering, and erasure

Palimpsest Projects is a newly emerging not-for-profit contemporary artists’ and writers’ group based nomadically around London. We’re going to be curating at least 12 weeks’ worth of exhibitions in London this year, and we’re seeking submissions and expressions of interest around our overarching theme of ‘palimpsest’. Historically, a palimpsest has been a sheet with elements of erasure and rewriting, where traces of previous writing still remain. We’re evoking ‘palimpsest’ conceptually and aesthetically, where your contribution can be of any medium that involves levels of meaning, types of style, or other changes that build upon each other and showcase revision.

Call to Artists: Collage & Illustration Residency – Orlando: A Biography

During the Collage & Illustration Residency – Orlando: A Biography, selected artists will embark on a creative exploration of Virginia Woolf’s 1928 groundbreaking work, examining themes of identity, transformation, and the fluidity of time. This virtual residency, part of Kolaj Institute’s ongoing Collage & Illustration project, seeks to bring together a dynamic group of artists who are passionate about merging art, literature, and the human experience. The resulting illustrations will be published alongside Orlando: A Biography, allowing artists to bring a fresh, contemporary perspective to this timeless narrative. A curated selection of artwork will also be exhibited at Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2024.

Open Call to The Mobile Library Magazine Volume 3 Issue 3: Adult

The Mobile Library provides a multi-digital exhibiting experience for artists and writers, from around the world, to showcase their work. Each publication is unique, pairing 6 artists and 6 writers together at different stages in their career to build a collaborative experience.

This year, Volume 3 will explore the theme of memory with Issue 3 seeking work that explores memories, moments, and experiences of being an adult. Themes include family, friendships, and parenthood; advice you would give to your younger self; physical or emotional experiences; reflecting on generational experiences such as disco or bedazzled phone cases.   

  • Applications to The Mobile Library is free. 

Open call for the issue 10 of Panel

The submission period for the issue #10 (Winter 2022/23) is OPEN.

Send your best writing and art for the anniversary issue of Panel. 

Deadline - October 1, 2022.

Writers and artists may be of any origin but should live and work in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic States, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, and the South Caucasus. We prefer submissions that reflect the environment in which they are written.

If you don't live in the region, but have written a piece related to Central and Eastern Europe, feel free to submit it. PLEASE NOTE: If you don't live in the region and don't write about the region, Panel is not a good fit for your piece. 

Call to Artists: Collage & Illustration – The Awakening

A four-week, virtual/online residency with Kolaj Institute in October 2022
Deadline to apply: Sunday, August 28, 2022

During this project-driven residency, artists will collectively produce a series of collages that illustrate Kate Chopin’s 1899 novel, The Awakening. As a group, artists will analyze the story, discuss themes, uncover symbols, ask questions, and visually interpret the text for a 21st century audience. 

Poetry, Politics, and Embodiment 2021 Online | Literary Arts Fall Thematic


If, as is understood by the faculty, much of the anxiety about contemporary poetry can be described as an identity crisis — if it is a struggle between the old and the new cast as one having to do with voice, theme, and tradition — then who can inherit the future of poetry is cut along gendered and racialized lines.

We begin from the supposition that poetry is a radical refutation of the world-as-it-is, and as such, is and has been the province of minoritized peoples.

We will think together about poetry as a vehicle of liberation and protest; about subjectivity and embodiment as poetry’s context; and about how race, gender, class, sexuality, and ability pressurize aesthetic categories.


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