VIEWPOINTS – ‘One Beautiful Moment’ Artist Call Out

Application Deadline: July 10, 2020

The Festival of Thrift is the UK’s national festival of sustainability. Usually taking place over two days in Kirkleatham near Redcar on the North East coast, this hugely popular festival celebrates the joys of a climate-friendly way of life. In light of the challenging circumstances they find themselves in, their plans for this year’s festival and our VIEWPOINTS commission will take a different approach. Although a large-scale festival is off the cards for 2020, the Festival of Thrift team are working hard to develop new ways of connecting with their communities online and through other routes.

They are inviting artists to propose work for ‘One Beautiful Moment’ to launch the festival on the weekend of Saturday 12 September 2020. They are seeking creative ideas that are high quality, engaging, and accessible, but also challenging and thought provoking. The work must have the ability to be presented online, and they are particularly interested in those that include a live participatory element. This, however, does not rule out proposals that are entirely digital, as long as it can be demonstrated that they are impactful and engaging.

As this project will primarily be delivered online, it is open to artists and individuals worldwide, provided that the brief is properly considered and met.

In total they will commission one piece of work with a budget of up to £1,000 (+VAT if applicable). The commission total is inclusive of all artist fees, material and/or additional software costs associated with the creation and engagement of the work, so your initial indicative budget will need to demonstrate this.

Proposal deadline Midday, Friday 10 July


Further information can be found on

Maddie Maughan VIEWPOINTS Producer
Tel.: (+44) 07738 822 568


Application Deadline: July 20, 2020

The Delta (Δ) Research Placement is open to artists to undertake a period of remote research with the John Latham Archive and to develop a digital project for a new experimental online platform for FTHo.

Two selected artists will each be offered a fee of £1000. Artists should be able to undertake research in August and September with the aim of a digital outcome able to launch online in October or November.

We accept applications from artists based in the UK and internationally. We are keen to receive applications from artists who live outside of Greater London, or can otherwise outline why they may find it difficult to access the physical archive at FTHo either due to access needs, caring responsibilities or other reasons that can be expressed in the application.

Interview dates for short listed applicants are Thursday 30 & Friday 31 July
The successful applicants will be notified by 7 August
Deadline for applications: Monday July 20 2020 at 1pm

Further information can be found on

Flat Time House
210 Bellenden Rd
London SE15 4BW

UN x artivive

Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

The United Nations is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. To mark this special occasion, the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and Artivive are launching a call for artists to create posters about peacemaking and peacebuilding, which also utilize augmented reality technology.

The leading themes are “Futuring Peace”, “Bringing together those who have been fighting,” and “Creating a bridge across peoples in conflict zones”. Artists are invited to interpret and present their own vision of what peace means, based on the history of the UN’s actions.

The selected posters will be printed and prominently displayed for one year in the main UN Secretariat Building in New York. They will also be displayed online on the Artivive website and by other media partners. The event will be covered by the UN’s official websites and social media channels in the six official UN languages.

The top three (3) artists of the poster call might be invited for a visit to the UN Headquarters in New York, including an art tour at the UN and official meetings with UN representatives (pending COVID-19 circumstances).

Deadline: 31 July midnight (US EST)

Further information can be found on

Artivive GmbH
Reindorfgasse 38
Lokal 1
1150 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (1) 23 61 68 2

Periscope Open Call

Bewerbungsschluss: 31. August 2020

Für das Jahr 2021 richtet periscope seine Ausschreibung an österreichische und internationale bildende Künstler_innen. Der Schwerpunkt der Ausschreibung liegt 1) auf der Entwicklung der künstlerischen Arbeit vor Ort und 2) dem prozesshaften Zugang und seiner Darstellung.

Ein besonderes inhaltliches Interesse von periscope gilt raum-, standortbezogenen und gesellschaftsrelevanten Ansätzen: Welche künstlerische Entwicklung lässt sich vor Ort weiterführen? Welche Rolle spielt der eigene Standort bzw. der Standort von periscope für Kunstschaffende? Wie kann eine künstlerische Verarbeitung von Standorteinflüssen aussehen? Wie verändert die künstlerische Intervention den periscope-Projektraum? Welche gesellschaftlich relevanten Inhalte greifen Kunstschaffende derzeit auf? Welche gesellschaftlichen Impulse können über periscope auf die Umgebung wirken?

Einreichfrist: 31. August 2020. Es werden Einreichungen in ausschließlich digitaler Form per E-Mail angenommen.

Weitere Informationen gibt es unter

periscope - Initiative für Kunst- und Zeitgenoss_innen
Sterneckstraße 10
5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0) 650 82 20 248

Förderer & Partner