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How to Apply to Art Open Calls? Best Step-by-step Guide For Artists.

What are art open calls? How to apply to them? Should I apply?

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The world of art is always changing and evolving. With that comes new opportunities for artists to showcase their work.

Applying to open calls is one way to get your work noticed by the right people. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply to art open calls.

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Research the opportunity.

Not all open calls are created equal. Do your research to make sure that the open call you’re applying to is a good fit for your work. Look at the submission guidelines and see if your work meets the requirements. Also, take a look at who the sponsors are and what type of work they typically showcase. This will give you a good idea of whether or not your work will be a good fit for the opportunity.

Follow the submission guidelines.

This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people try to submit their work without following the guidelines. Read the guidelines carefully and make sure that you follow them to the letter. If you don’t, your submission will likely be automatically rejected.

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Include all of the required materials.

In addition to your artwork, most open calls will require you to submit other materials such as an artist statement, biographical information, and photos of your work. Make sure that you include all of the required materials with your submission so that the jury has everything they need to make an informed decision about your work.

Proofread everything before sending it in.

Take the time to proofread your materials before sending them off. This includes your artist statement, biographical information, and any other written materials that you’re including with your submission. Typos and grammatical errors can make you look unprofessional, so triple-check everything before hitting send!

Include an application fee.

Many open calls will require an application fee, but not all of them do. If there is an application fee required, be sure to include it with your submission so that it isn’t automatically disqualified.[/strict]

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Applying to art open calls can be a great way to get your work noticed by gallerists, curators, and collectors alike. By following these simple guidelines, you’ll be on your way to getting your artwork in front of the right people in no time.

But if you still need further assistance we have put together a tight and small guide to help you go and set you to submit your work with success.

so what are you waiting for? Go get it now!

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Charuka Arora

Charuka Arora is a creator at heart. An Artists, designer, podcaster & founder of Arts To Hearts Project. She is Internationally recognised artist
 known for her hand crafted Indian embellished collages & paintings.
Her work has been featured in several international worldwide blogs and publications, including create magazine, candy floss magazine, Fad magazine, The Jealous Curator, visionary art collective, art mums united, Indian artists book of colour to name a few.

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