Open Call for Collage Art for Photosynthesis Magazine

Deadline: 15/05/2023  |  City: San Francisco Bay Area  |  Country: United States  |  Robyn Mallery

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Photosynthesis Magazine is holding an open call for our first issue to be released in June 2023. The theme for our innaugural issue will be "Origins". All submissions should fall into this theme of beginnings, starting anew, and rebirth. Works can (and are encouraged to) explore philosophical ideas about origins. This call is open to all artists worldwide. Submission to the magazine is free. If you are accepted into an issue, a standard charge of $25 USD to participate will be requested to finalize your spot in the magazine. Please fill out the short form below to be considered.

Collage is on the rise as an art form and it is being explored in new and intriguing ways every day. As a new and independent magazine, we are here to highlight talented and thought-provoking artists that are not afraid to push the boundaries of what is socially acceptable. We are specifically keeping our eyes out for artists that cross lines that have been set by aristocratic elites and works that force us to ask again questions that we thought we had answered long ago. What is art? Who gets to decide what art is? Who is allowed to make it?

An important part of collage work is how it tells stories in a torn and fractured way that no other art form can quite touch. It can be an artist's way of sorting thoughts and memories, a way of combining them, and a way of connecting them to new ideas and philosophies. We look for art that is beautiful, painful, emotion-filled, gory, devastating, aesthetic, clever, and political. Above all, it is crucial that the message behind the work is significant and purposeful.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Everyone is welcome to submit, so long as the submission is collage art.
When is the deadline?
May 15th, 2023.
How many works can I submit?
Up to 5, if you would like to submit more please get in touch
How much does it cost?
There is no fee to submit an application, however a $25 standard fee will be applied if you are chosen. This will be used to cover administrative costs and put towards microgrants. You can find more information about these grants on
Are there payments to artists?
Not for this opportunity, no.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
We will provide permanent listing on our website with links + multiple posts to our socials.
How do you decide on proposals?
We are looking for work that fits in with our prompt of “Origins”, as well as work that is visually pleasing and mentally stimulating.

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