Shoot your shot: Ongoing Art Opportunities Vol. 1

Shoot your shot: Ongoing Art Opportunities Vol. 1

Text by Katarina Mladenovicova

Are you a photographer? Graphic designer? Film-maker? Or simply expressing your ideas through an artistic medium? From contests and exhibitions to funded residencies, the Kumoïte has prepared a list of opportunities for you.

Make sure to check out the deadlines.

Sony World Photography Awards: The Open Competition

Category: Photography awards 

Sony’s World Photography Awards’ open competition is looking for photographs that skilfully communicate a visual narrative with creativity and know-how. This specific category is an opportunity for unknown talented photographers to be seen internationally. 

There are ten different categories a participant can take part in: architecture, creative, motion, landscape, lyfestile, natural world and wildlife, object, portraiture, street photography and travel. 

Award: Open Photographer of the Year receives $5,000 (USD) and a range of  Sony digital imaging equipment

10 category winners receive a range of Sony digital imaging equipment, publication in Sony World Photography Awards book

Submission Deadline:  January 7, 2021

International Poster Triennial Toyama

Category: Graphic design awards and exhibition 


Toyoma’s International Poster Triennial calls for any type of poster designs from all around the world to exhibit the current state of international poster design. 


Award: Different cash prizes ranging from 1,000,000 YEN (Grand-Prix) to 100,000 YEN (Bronze Prize) and exhibition at the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design in the summer 2021.


Submission Deadline:  February 20, 2021

World Illustration Awards 2021


Category: Illustration awards


The World Illustration Awards is looking to promote the most remarkable illustrations published in 2020. Illustrations from any medium and from all around the world are welcome. The works can be submitted in one of the following categories: advertising, book covers, commercial publishing, alternative publishing, children’s publishing, design – product and packaging, editorial, exploration, science & technology, and site-specific. 


Award: 1,000 GBP for the Overall New Talent Winner


Submission Deadline: February 15, 2021

Hayama Artist Residency

Category: Art residency

By spending one month (all fees covered) in the beautiful coastal city of Hayama, Japan, this artist residency creates the perfect conditions for visual artists to create. Not only will you be offered your first gallery exhibition in Japan, but your stay will allow you to truly immerse yourself in the Japanese culture. 

Award: One-month residency in Japan and gallery exhibition

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021

Artist’s Vision 2021 by Marin Society of Artists


Category: Visual Art Exhibition


“This call invites artists to interpret their ideas, thoughts, emotions, their creative vision; what they see, feel and express through their art. Open to painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, art of the book, fiber art and all types of fine art crafts, ceramics and more.”


Awards: Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and gallery exhibition for selected artists


Submission Deadline: February 10, 2021

International Bad Video Art Festival


Category: Film festival


Yes, you read it correctly, the Bad Video Art Festival is calling for technically poor, purposeless and trashy videos for its fifth edition taking place in Moscow, Russia. 


Submission Deadline: February 14, 2021

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