Open Calls

Our extensive and continuously updated database lists current regional, national, and international calls for artists to apply for scholarships, residencies, grants, competitions, prizes and continuing education opportunities within the visual arts sector.

The database also provides an overview of interesting further education opportunities for visual artists.

We personally select the calls we feature online, but do not make any claim to the completeness of our database. The Kunstbuero does not accept any responsibility and is not liable for the accuracy of the content of the open calls or the content of the external websites they link to.

The Kunstbuero also publishes a regular e-newsletter that keeps its subscribers informed about the latest and most interesting calls for applications, the Kunstbuero’s own programme, and other news.

All open calls in our database are listed in the language of their original publication. Therefore the database includes calls in English and German.

For organisational reasons the Kunstbuero does not list any calls for applications that require applicants to have their place of residence or primary place of employment in any other federal state than Baden-Wuerttemberg.

The database only features calls that are open for application. Recommendation-based calls and prizes are not included.

The following institutions and organisations provide more extensive databases for open calls and support programmes among other things:

The website of the IGBK (Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste), a lobby, representing the interests of visual artists, lists a selection of current open calls and numerous links to other databases for support programmes and projects.

touring artists:
touring artists provides a comprehensive database including information about visas, residence, transport, customs, taxes, social security and other insurances, but also covers topics such as copyright for visual artists.

Artports (available only in German):
Artports offers an extensive summary of all German state-specific means of funding.

The Goethe-Institut issues a list of all artists‘ houses in Germany and also makes information about its own residency programmes available online.

The web portal ResArtis informs about residencies worldwide for visual artists.

Handbuch der Kulturpreise (available only in German):
An extensive database of all cultural prizes announced in Germany, listed according to artistic field.

Alliance of Artists Communities
The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artists' residencies — a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work. The Alliance gives a collective voice on behalf of its members, small and large, that leverages support for the field as a whole; promotes successful practices in the field; and advocates for creative environments that support the work of today's artists.