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Queerious:Disruption - The call for applications for April-October, 2023 is now open for artists, creatives, thinkers and designers, in all disciplines/fields.







Isla de Crear is a creative centre, combining a range of different disciplines in order to explore creating and crafting in a new method, away from commercial constraints or industry guidelines, based on the principles of the Fantasism manifesto. We are open to people of all ages and backgrounds, and only ask that you have a keen interest in pro-actively seeking the strange and unique connections, through interdisciplinary and international collaboration.

The centre is located in Úbeda, in the Jaén region of Andalusia, southern Spain, where the sun is out 300 days of the year, in the middle of the Sea of Olives, with no neighbours for miles, but we are by a main road (so it can get noisy sometimes), just outside Úbeda, a UNESCO world heritage site and home to a buzzing community of artisan craftspeople and a lot of cultural events.

The residency call out

For our new call-out, we are looking for artists, craftspeople, thinkers and creatives from all different fields to explore the theme:


We are purposefully keeping the theme as broad as possible, and encourage you to think as tangentially as possible. We are not looking for the same ol’ works, but instead want to encourage all our visiting creatives to challenge themselves into doing new things and exploring new forms.

We are particularly interested in people who wish to work with found objects and repurpose them, as our junk yard is full of materials, but we are open to all forms of creations: visual, performative, audible, theoretical, scholarly, written, etc.

Duration of residency

Between 4-8 weeks.

In your application, please make sure to specify when you would like to come and for how long


We offer all creatives a private en-suite bedroom (with a toilet and shower), with a shared living space, which includes: a kitchen, a large living room, laundry facilities (to be used in agreement with the team), a library and many indoor and outdoor working spaces. All activities will be arranged with the other creatives and the team that live in the property. Creatives are also required to adhere to cleanliness and behave in a courteous and non-discriminative fashion. Rooms should be kept clean and returned in the same state they were when arrived.

Isla de Crear is located 6 KMs from the nearest town of Úbeda, and comprises of a large scrap yard, which you will be allowed to use at the discretion of the team.

Apart from the communal kitchen, you will have the option of opting in for other meals cooked by the team.

Do note that there is no public transport available between the centre and Úbeda, but we do offer regular rides to town for shopping and there is a taxi service available.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

We welcome artists and creatives from all ages, disciplines, backgrounds and nationalities. We particularly encourage people who are looking to make new links between different forms.

Apart from your own private bedroom, you will receive a private or shared working space (depending on your needs), as well as use of the different studios and workshops. You will also have access to some materials in the scrap yard.

We welcome groups/companies wanting to apply together, especially for the performing arts, but please note that each creative will need to pay a separate participation fee. For groups of 3 or more, do get in touch for discounts.

If you would like to bring in performers for a short period during your residency, please discuss with us.

We recommend creatives bring their own materials/tools. We may be able to help purchase materials for you, so do feel free to reach out to us to discuss your needs. Do note that it is also your responsibility to arrange any logistics to do with taking your works back home.

Studio / Workspace

Apart from your en-suite accommodation and shared living spaces, we offer 8 different work spaces, a 50 sqm dance studio with a wooden floor, which can be used for rehearsals, a 300 sqm workshop space with machinery, some materials that can be repurposed, access to an office and supplies, a library, outside spaces, adorable animals and our support and advice, but we ask that you read the Fantasism manifesto and ensure you subscribe to it.

We also have a wood workshop and metal welding area. The machinery can only be used by people with the relevant experience at dedicated hours.

Fees and support

We want to be able to accept creatives regardless of their financial situation, but as a not-for-profit co-operative, we are limited with how much we can offer.

If you would like to come but can’t afford the participation fee, we are open to the possibility of you donating skills that can be useful to the centre. Please include in your application a statement (not more than 500 words) about why you are unable to contribute towards your stay.

Participation fee:
€181.25 per week + VAT (€199.40) - minimum 4 weeks.

This fee goes towards running costs of the property, utilities (Wi-Fi, water, electricity, cleaning supplies, etc...), upkeep of the facilities, administrative tasks, and consultations. The fee also covers a pick-up and drop-up from Úbeda bus stop, or Ubeda/Linares train stations.

If you are selected as one of our participants, you will be required to pay a deposit of €300 within 10 days of your acceptance, to secure your place. This deposit will be returned at the end of the residency, upon inspection of the room, assuming there were no damages. In case of cancellation of the residency, this deposit will not be refunded.

Creatives should cover the participation fee, their travel costs, daily expenses, and cost of production of personal works beyond basic supplies provided by the residency. We can help with an acceptance letter for any funding applications that the creatives apply for, but we can not help with visa applications.

We do our best to ensure guests’ safety at all times, but we cannot take responsibility for personal illness, injuries, or accidents. Nor can we take responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal belongings. Please make sure you have adequate travel and health insurance prior to travel.

It is advised for creatives to have their own transport, but if not, we will help with local travel needs, or there is a taxi service.

Expectations towards the artist

The aim of the residency is to investigate new forms of working and to create outside of the artists' comfort zones. We want creatives to explore, experiment and take risks.

The process will be supported by weekly meetings with the resident curator to discuss the progress of the work.

The aim of the residency is to explore, and the focus should be on experimentation and not on results. For that reason IDC, does not offer an exhibition/performance at the end of the process.

Isla de Crear Carretera A401, km8.2 23400 Ubeda Spain
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Artist Radar

Artistic field:



The Harddiskmuseum's Artist Radar is an initiative to collect new artistic talents to bring them to the museum & to his new crypto folder platform called 721.

  • What is the Harddiskmuseum

Conceived as a tribute to the digital files that are the essence of the new media, the Harddiskmuseum questions, among other things, architecture as a synonym for culture.

Based on a 2 Terabyte hard disk,the museum universe is dedicated exclusively to digital arts and is founded by multimedia artist Solimán López in 2015 in the framework of ESAT (Escuela Superior de Arte y Tecnología) in Valencia.

The Harddiskmuseum tries to draw a confusing line between the figure of the artist, the culture management, the knowledge society, memory, the art system and the combination of new exhibition models,cooperative, innovative and thought-provoking.

  • And 721?

The 721 are the crypto folder platform at Harddiskmuseum.

This Decentralised Exhibitions are based on 3D environments, augmented and virtual realities. They are available to install in other other Festivals, Museums, Galleries and Art Center platforms.

These experiences, aims to gradually builds the future MetaDiskMuseum.

“Harddiskmuseum Collections” are curated packages of art by different artists that include an auto generated collectible image that makes each collection unique.

Moreover we showcase individual artworks created by the artists which form part of the Harddiskmuseum’s Artists community.

Prize Summary: 
Prizes Details: 

To become a Harddiskmuseum Artist, you have to buy a 20€ NFT ticket. Thanks to this NFT access, you will not only have the possibility to be part of the museum and its exhibitions, but also to enjoy our offline projects, special infoirmation related with the New Media sector & the visibility of your work for our partners and curators.


Entry Fee:

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Szerelem Catalogue 2023



Project Call

The effectiveness of artist catalogues has been losing conventional popularity in recent times; partly due to easy and accessible means of displaying one’s work through different digital mediums. Szerelem International Artist Catalogue is an initiative to showcase fifty artists across the world who are working with interesting ideas and mediums but are lacking international exposure due to different reasons. With the help of this catalogue, we aim to rebrand the artist and his/her ideas by creating a meaningful narrative. All successful artists will be featured exclusively in the catalogue. Out of 50 artists, two of them will be selected for the cover pages of the catalogue.


Who should apply for the catalogue?

This call is open for artists across the world that are working with different mediums and movements and seeking to increase engagement with newer audiences. The aim of the project is to identify and promote talented artists from all over the world. The selection of artists will be carried out on the basis of their quality of work. Apart from fifty profiles that will be covered in the catalogue, other talented artists who cannot be featured due to competition and limited places will also receive a special mention. The genre is open but not limited to Painting, Drawing, Writing, Sculpture, Photography, Design, Prints and Mixed Media.


What is the procedure?

To apply for the artist catalogue, click “Begin Application” and submit your personal details along with three attachments of your work for evaluation. Successful applicants will be notified around the second week of December for ID checks. There is an application fee of USD 20 and is non-refundable upon submission. Once you complete the process, you will receive a confirmation in your email.


When will the catalogue be published?

The catalogue will be published in January 2023 and will be available via popular online market places. Successful artists will receive a digital copy via email as well.

Prizes Details: 

50 artist profiles will be published exclusively for the catalogue


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
USD 20
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Art for Change Prize






A new annual prize from Saatchi Gallery and M&C Saatchi Group. The free-to-enter prize is a celebration of emerging artistic talent. It will highlight and stimulate dialogue around visual arts as a medium for positive global and social change and give exposure to emerging artists worldwide. Works must creatively respond to the theme ‘Equality’. 

Prize Summary: 
£20,000 split between six regional winners and an exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, London
Prizes Details: 

A total prize fund of £20,000 will be split between six regional winners, five to receive £2,000 each and one overall winner to receive £10,000. All artists will exhibit their winning works in a dedicated exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, a recognised authority in contemporary art, where the overall winner will be announced.

Saatchi Gallery, London

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Free Entry
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It's Art Call 2022 - Art Prize/Competition




It's Art Call 2022 is an International Contemporary Art Prize and exhibition based in London.
We are thrilled to announce that we are collaborating with D Contemporary Gallery in Mayfair for this edition.

Winner Exhibition - October 2022
Favourite Artwork – on the show with the winning artist
Selected Artists – online exhibition - September 2022

Since 2016, our Open Call/Prize has promoted a vast range of national and international artists and partnered with several art professionals, enhancing the selected artists' profiles.
This year's edition will select one winning artist for an exhibition at D Contemporary Gallery from the 3rd to 8th of October 2022, and fifteen artists will win a permanent online exhibition on The Cult House platform and the chance to participate in several activities (i.e., art talks) from 15th of September.
The audience will have the chance to vote for their favourite artwork, and the selected work will be shown alongside the winning artist.

Prize Summary: 
This year's edition will select one winning artist for an exhibition at D Contemporary Gallery from the 3rd to 8th of October 2022, and fifteen artists will win a permanent online exhibition on The Cult House platform.
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Awards & rewards
All entrants will receive:

- Great Art VIP card with 15% discount for a period of 3 years.

- A basic membership subscription of The Cult House online Collective Artists Gallery.

For more information about the collective membership benefits visit our website.

The winning artist will receive:

An exhibition at D Contemporary Gallery from 3rd to 8th of October 2022.

A PV evening – with a drink reception (RSVP strictly required).

Curation, support, and marketing coverage.

Promotion of the event on The Cult House and D Contemporary Gallery websites and social media channels. More than 100k viewers worldwide.

Digital and limited printed catalogue.

A unique article in The Cult House Periodic.

A Q&A event. 

FULL Membership subscription at The Cult House online Collective Artists Gallery, which includes a 1h30min Consultancy/advisory session. For more information about the collective membership benefits, click here.

£500 voucher to be used at Great Art. 

The Selected Artists will receive:

A permanent online exhibition on The Cult House website from the 15th of September.

Talks and online special events during the exhibition period in September.

Exhibition design, support, and marketing coverage.

Possibility to have your artwork exhibited at the winner exhibition in October. The audience will be invited to vote on their favourite artwork from 15th to 21st September. The results will be announced on the 26th of September.  

FULL Membership subscription at The Cult House online Collective Artists Gallery, which includes a 1h30min Consultancy/advisory session. For more information about the collective membership benefits, click here.

At least one of the winners/selected artists will gain representation at Runway Gallery.

And two artists will win £250 voucher (each) to be used at Great Art.

Upon selection

There will be a 35% commission fee for any sales made during the exhibition and on any sales made in the three months after the exhibition by us or in any direct connection with IT'S ART Call 2022 – prize.

We shall be entitled to agree to a discount of up to 10% on the sales price.

Any discount above this amount may only be agreed upon with the Artist's permission.

The Artists are responsible for the artwork's transportation and insurance when applied.

The copyright of all artworks exhibited are the property of the artist. Still, as a condition of entry, we have the right of free reproduction of the works in connection with the Prize on literature, website, videos for marketing purposes.  

We can confirm that we adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998 and that your personal data will only be used in connection to the Prize and will not be transferred to any third party.​

We wish you all the best of luck and can't wait to see your artwork and work with you.

D Contemporary Gallery in Mayfair - London - winner exhibition - October 2022. And at The Cult House Platform - selected artists exhibition - September 2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
1 entry – £20 / Up to 3 entries – £35 / Up to 5 entries – £50
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Pause for Thought



Original Magazine is excited to announce our first physical exhibition of 2022 in collaboration with ArtatWork. The theme Pause for Thought centres around wellbeing and mental health, which can be interpreted in many wonderful and creative ways. We are excited to see how you respond to this open call and how your artwork has helped you or those around you.

The aim for this exhibition is to continue to bring awareness around mental health, and the connection it has with the creative industry. Looking after our wellbeing and mental health has never been more important. We want the communities’ voices to be heard and their stories to be seen in a safe space that celebrates the way that creatives respond to the world and their emotions.

"ArtatWork is a not for profit Community Interest Company who offer arts activities as a means of promoting wellbeing. We encourage people to rediscover their creativity, in a fun and collaborative way, thus increasing good mental health. At ArtatWork, we believe that everyone has the potential to be creative (and we haven’t been proved wrong yet!). We create fun and relaxing art sessions with a focus on improving mental health and wellbeing, to a wide range of sectors, including private businesses, charities, community groups, councils and festivals.” - Melanie & Holly, ArtatWork

As always, we encourage artists from all disciplines and levels to submit to this opportunity whether you are a student, emerging freelance creative, a working professional in the industry, or if you simply enjoy making artwork! We want to see and hear from photographers, bookmakers, painters, sculptors, illustrators, designers and much more.

The exhibition itself will be held at the Shoe Factory in Norwich from the:

20th - 27th May 2022

**Please note, this open call is for those residing in the UK only**

Prize Summary: 
Physical Exhibition
Prizes Details: 

All successful applicants will take part in our first physical exhibition of 2022 co-hosted with wellbeing focused community company ArtatWork. Published across Original Magazine's and ArtatWork's socials and websites gaining maximum reach and exposure for each participating artist. 

Of our successful applicants Original Magazine will also offer 3-5 artists the chance to take part in a Instagram Takeover chosen by the Editors of O.M and ArtatWork. 


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
No entry fee
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