The Song Between Our Stars: Open Call for Artists and Writers





The Song Between Our Stars was founded in 2020 as a way of documenting creative reactions to contemporary issues.

We seek diverse, divergent, and atypical voices and to showcase work from emerging and established writers and artists alike. We seek literature and art that explores themes evident in current events, or is focused on contradictions and divisions: within our selves, within and between communities, and the various ways that individuals and groups nevertheless overwhelm their separateness.

The Song Between Our Stars is produced in both print and digital editions. Artwork should display well in A5 landscape. Photography, digital art, painting, sketches, collage and photos of 3D work are accepted. 


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After July 21, $2-$3 USD
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Naughty or Nice



87 Gallery seeks to support artists to design, print, and exhibit a piece in our next exhibition. 

You are invited to create a design based on the theme Naughty or Nice to be produced as a limited edition of 40, screen printed in-house by Misc. Print Co. and exhibited from 01 -12 December in our Hull based gallery.

Deadline for submission is 08 November. 

87 Gallery will cover all production costs. 40% of sales will go directly to the artist and 60% will go toward artist development at 87 Gallery and assist in further establishing a programme to support future arts and culture based opportunities for Hull's creative community. 


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honorarium opportunities for Zines





EXILE books is offering LOTS of oportunities to and be paid and published between now and the end of 2021

Upload your zines to the EXILE Zine Pool and be elgible for ranging from $100 to $500!  The Pool serves as an open ended submissions database for juried selections for special projects, as well as a virtual zine library. 

Heres how it works:

*It doesn't cost any money to submit your work and you can submit as many different works as you like. 

*Every zine will be on public view in the zine pool. Jurors for special projects will make their pics exclusively from the pool. 

What type of work should I send in? 

Juries will be looking for material that focuses on these areas:

Activism - release date: Winter 2020 ( multiple $100 awards will be offered )
Were looking for printed works that champion a wide variety of causes. The jury will pick for works that highlight the democratic nature of zine making and grass roots activism that represent the political, environmental, economic and cultural issues concerning Miami's tropical geography and international blend of cultures. 

Erotic - release date: Spring 2021 (multiple $100 awards will be offered )
Turn us on to printed works that cover the wide range of topics concerning all spectrums of sexuality. The jury will look for works that speak to sex positivity, sensuality, sexual awareness, LGBTQ themes, and provocative artistic expression. 

Edible - release date: Summer 2021 (multiple $100 awards will be offered )
We’ve got a taste for printed works concerning topics related to food, cooking, eating and any related topics. The jury will look for works that explore the food industry, farming, culinary traditions and expressions of taste and aroma.

Kids - release date: Fall 2021 (multiple $100 awards will be offered )
Lets play with printed matter that aids discovery, tickles the imagination and builds healthy self esteem. The jury will look for works that emphasizes learning, discovery and offers activity based exercises for the kiddos.

Zine Machine Broadsheets release date:  intermittent during 2021 (multiple $500 awards will be offered )

EXILE Books will offer virtual zine making residencies with our design studio located in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami. Several artists will be commissioned to complete a broadside newspaper aided by EXILE’s design team. The works produced by residents will be included in EXILE’s online shop, and exclusively featured in the Zine Machine, a retrofitted vintage newspaper dispenser. The dispensers will be placed around different areas of Miami in venues such as a downtown mall, record shops, restaurants, nail salons, tattoo parlors, bars, museums, etc.

* BUT WAIT!...what if my zine didn't get picked for a project :-(

The remaining zines in the pool will be included in all subsequent jury selections.

Stay tuned for even more opportunities to be announced in the future!




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$100 honorarium, your zine published in a small edition, inclusion in our shop and archive.
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Honorariums ranging from $100 to $500

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Stand Up Prints

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Printmaking has functioned historically as a means of disseminating information and knowledge, but also as a powerful tool for communicating social and political messages to a mass audience. Dissent, outrage, inspiration, hope, and calls for social justice are common themes in prints made by artists including Kara Walker (US), Francisco Goya (Spain), Honore Daumier (France), Jose Guadalope Posada (Mexico), Glenn Ligon (US), Käthe Kollowitz (Germany), Sister Corita Kent (US), and collectives like Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexico), AfriCOBRA (US) and See Red Women's Workshop (UK). In honor of the voices in Minneapolis that have inspired communities worldwide to stand up, Highpoint Center for Printmaking’s Stand Up Prints exhibition will highlight artists who are using printmaking to address social and political issues right now.

Stand Up Prints will feature contemporary examples of printmaking being used to promote racial and social justice in America. Submitted work must contain some element of printmaking (screenprinting, lithography, intaglio, monotype, collograph, relief, stenciling, letterpress). Acceptable submissions include prints, posters, broadsides, zines, and printstallations. Artist collaborations are welcome. 

August 16 - last day to apply
September 3 - applicants notified
October 9 - accepted artwork due at Highpoint
October 23 - exhibition opens
November 21 - exhibition closes

There is no entry fee to submit to this exhibition. Instead, Highpoint asks that applicants make a donation to a social justice organization of their own choosing (if they are able to do so). 

About our guest curator: Ellen Y. Tani, PhD is the 2020-2022 A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. A Minnesota native, she has held curatorial positions at the ICA/Boston, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. A historian of contemporary African American art, her broader research within contemporary art engages critical race studies, disability studies, and feminism, and has been supported by the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies, the Clark Art Institute, and the Getty Research Institute.

Eligibility: Submitted work must have been completed since 2018. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize some form of printmaking (screenprinting, lithography, intaglio, monotype, collograph, relief, stenciling, letterpress). Three-dimensional work may be submitted. Prints must be unframed and will be displayed behind glass cut to the paper size (unless otherwise specified by the artist). Each artist may submit 1-2 images for consideration.

Agreement: Submission of artwork constitutes an agreement that allows Highpoint to photograph and reproduce accepted work for promotional purposes, and allows work to remain on display at Highpoint for the full duration of the exhibition. Submission also grants Highpoint and the Curator permission to make final presentation decisions.

Liability: Work will be insured the entire time it is on Highpoint's premises. If damage occurs and the piece can be repaired, liability will be limited to the cost of repair. Damages incurred in transit are the responsibility of the artist.

Shipping: Packing, shipping, and related costs are the responsibility of the artist. All accepted work must be packaged in a sturdy, reusable container. Prints may be shipped rolled in a mailing tube or flat in a well-padded container. Highpoint will provide participating artists with useful suggestions on safe and efficient packaging.

Sales: Highpoint will retain 20% of proceeds from exhibition sales. Work does not need to be available for purchase in order to be eligible for this exhibition. All unsold work will be returned after the exhibition in its original packaging. Proceeds from sales will help Highpoint cover the costs of assembling this exhibition.



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TWF open Call: Reclamation / TWF ConvocatorIa AbIerta: ReclamacIón

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TWF Open Call: Reclamation

TWF (This Week in Folkestone) is seeking submissions for Issue One of our riso-printed publication themed ‘Reclamation’. Deadline 18th March 2020. 

Reclamation [definition]:

the process of claiming something back or of reasserting a right.
"the reclamation of our shared history"

the cultivation of waste land or land formerly under water.
"the aggressive reclamation of woodlands for agricultural production”


This is an unrestricted open call that welcomes all interpretations which champion, challenge or subvert the theme, and considers contributions in all mediums, including but not restricted to critical essays, research projects, features, artists interviews, conceptual/experimental writing, recordings, poetry, photography, illustration, three-dimensional work (two-dimensional representations required for print).

Please send 1 - 5 work samples as email attachments (hi-res jpegs or PDFs).
Include your name as you wish to be printed, as well as website, social media handles, or other online presence, if applicable. There is no fee to submit.

About TWF:

This Week in Folkestone (TWF) is a bold and inclusive platform: a forthright publication that highlights the values 'subcultures’ bring to Folkestone’s unique journey of transformation through cultural regeneration.

Through TWF we investigate the invisible, the underground, the underrated and emerging. We acknowledge the pioneering and grass-roots groups that help to sustain the creative transactions between local heritage and art, promote the cultural currencies that bear the essence, character and unique idiosyncrasies of Folkestone and draw parallels to far beyond.

By employing journalistic investigations, philosophical essays, poetry, photography and fiction, TWF challenges the cultural status-quo by presenting together diverse local and International voices.

About Risograph:

Risograph or ‘riso’ is an environmentally friendly printer, which uses soy-based inks to produce unique outcomes, working best with recycled papers. The transparency of the soy-based ink lends to riso’s special methods of colour mixing, the textural results of riso range from crisp to noisy, and the registration of slight inaccuracies are what contribute to the prints expressive and distinctive nature. 

TWF ConvocatorIa AbIerta: ReclamacIón

TWF (Esta semana en Folkestone) está buscando presentaciones para el número uno de nuestra publicación bajo el tema "Reclamación".

Reclamación [definición]:

El proceso de reclamar algo o reafirmar un derecho.

 "La recuperación de nuestra historia compartida"

el cultivo de tierras baldías o tierras que anteriormente estaban bajo el agua.

"La recuperación agresiva de los bosques para la producción agrícola"

Esta es una convocatoria abierta sin restricciones y abierto a todas las interpretaciones que defienden, desafían o subvierten el tema, y ​​considera contribuciones en todos los medios, incluidos, entre otros, ensayos críticos, proyectos de investigación, características, entrevistas a artistas, escritura conceptual / experimental, grabaciones, poesía , fotografía, ilustración, trabajo tridimensional (se requieren representaciones bidimensionales para imprimir).

Envíe de 1 a 5 muestras de trabajo como archivos adjuntos de correo electrónico (archivos JPEG o PDF de alta resolución).

Incluya su nombre como desee que se imprima, así como el sitio web, las redes sociales u otra presencia en línea.. La postulación No incurre costos.

Acerca de TWF:

Esta semana en Folkestone (TWF) es una plataforma audaz e inclusiva: una publicación directa que destaca las 'subculturas' de valores que aportan al viaje único de transformación de Folkestone a través de la regeneración cultural.

A través de TWF investigamos lo invisible, lo subterráneo, lo subestimado y lo emergente. Reconocemos a los grupos pioneros y de base que ayudan a mantener las transacciones creativas entre el patrimonio local y el arte, promueven los valores culturales que tienen la esencia, el carácter y las idiosincrasias únicas de Folkestone.

A través de investigaciones periodísticas, ensayos filosóficos, poesía, fotografía y ficción, TWF desafía el statu quo cultural presentando voces diversas,  locales e internacionales.

Sobre Risograph:

Risograph o "riso" es una impresora que respeta al medioambiente, que utiliza tintas a base de soja para producir resultados únicos, que funcionan mejor con papeles reciclados. La transparencia de la tinta a base de soya se presta a los métodos especiales de mezcla de colores de riso, los resultados texturales de la gama de riso de nítidos a ruidosos y el registro de pequeñas inexactitudes son los que contribuyen a las impresiones expresivas y distintivas.


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The Morgan Conservatory's National Juried Exhibition

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The Morgan Conservatory's 8th juried exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States!

The Morgan Conservatory's National Juried Exhibition will be on view March 27 through April 25, 2020.

Theresa Bembnister
Curator of Exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum

Aimee Lee

  • All submitted work must be original and completed within the past three years.
  • Only artwork consisting of at least 50% paper is eligible.
  • Dimensions must not exceed 60 inches in any direction.
  • Each artist is welcome to submit up to two entries.
  • Artwork must be framed (if media applicable) and ready to hang or come with alternative hanging directions.

Submission deadline: February 1, 2020 at Midnight
Notification of selected/non-selected artwork: February 18, 2020
Accepted artwork must be delivered by: March 13, 2020
Exhibition Dates: March 27 – April 25, 2020
Public Opening Reception: March 27, 6-9pm


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Best in Show: $500
Runner Up: $300
Three Awards of Merit: Morgan Conservatory Assorted Handmade Paper
Viewer’s Choice Award: $50 Morgan Gift Certificate


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